Wee: Permission needed for schools to raise funds

Friday August 10, 2012

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/8/10/nation/11832024&sec=nation

IPOH: Fully-aided government schools must obtain approval from their respective state education departments to carry out fund-raising activities, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said the Education Ministry welcomed such initiatives from the schools or from its parent-teacher association (PTA).

“It is normal for a school or its PTA that wants to have better sports facilities or conduct academic improvement programmes to ask its students to collect donations.

“However, the requests need to be looked into by the department for a decision to be made accordingly,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

On another matter, Dr Wee said Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would decide at year-end if students would be allowed to bring their handphones or IT gadgets to school next year.

“The ministry is still collecting feedback from various stakeholders, including students, parents and the schools, on the announcement,” he said.