PGGMB still awaiting OK for Madang school upgrade

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) is still awaiting technical approval from relevant government authorities before commencing any upgrading work on its Tunas Jaya PGGMB Madang Primary School, said its president yesterday.

Hj Antin Ahad said they were hoping that the upgrade works would kick off in March this year after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Menjulang Maju Contractor Sdn Bhd in January last year for the $16 million school upgrade and development project.

Hj Antin, in a previous interview in December last year, said the upgrade was initially scheduled to begin in January this year, with the work expected to be completed within two years.

Tunas Jaya PGGMB Madang Primary School in Brunei-Muara is one of the four schools under PGGMB.

The association has three other schools: PGGMB Secondary School and PGGMB Tunas Jaya Lambak Primary School in Brunei-Muara, and PGGMB Tunas Jaya Primary School in Belait.

Tunas Jaya PGGMB Madang School is one of the 74 private educational institutions registered under the Ministry of Education’s Private Education Division.

It was established in January 1993. Under the MoU, a new four-storey building will be constructed for the PGGMB School.

The proposed building is expected to provide much needed classroom space and comfortably accommodate a large number of students. It is also hoped to create an improved school environment conducive to learning and contribute to the development of education.

Students will not be affected in the future upgrading works. The old building will be demolished to make way for a multipurpose hall, he said.

The awaited technical approval will allow PGGMB to pursue the second phase of the project which involves the construction of bungalows and apartments as part of its investment to ensure a steady flow of income.

The Brunei Times