Shortage of teachers’ quarters in Telang Usan

Shortage of teachers’ quarters in Telang Usan

Date Posted : Wednesday 28-Sep-2016

KUCHING: Most schools in Telang Usan, Upper Baram, Miri are facing shortage of teachers’ living quarters.

According to Telang Usan Assemblyman, Dennis Ngau even if these schools have enough teachers’ living quarters they are in very run-down conditions.

“There are a total of 23 primary schools in the Telang Usan constitunecy and 22 of them are facing shortage of teachers living quarters,” he told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

Dennis added that the 10 primary schools in Telang Usan facing the problem are SK Long Miri, SK Long Apu, SK Long Bemang, SK Nahah A, SK Long Pilah, SK Long Palai, SK Long Atip, SK Ubong Emang, SK Long Pelutan and SK Long Loyang.

He said the teachers’ living quarters at SK Long Bedian is considered okay and better off than the rest.

“We have submitted requests but received lukewarm response from the Federal government,” he added.

Dennis recently visited a teacher’s quarters at SK Long Apu in Upper Baram which was originally a store but due to lack of quarters had been turned into a living quarters on a ‘gotong-royong’ basis with money donated by Dennis to buy the building materials.

He had also recently visited SK Nahah A where he inspected an old teacher’s quarters and although the building is stable the school has no choice but to ask two teachers to live in it.

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