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SEPANG: Three remove class centres, now providing academic and special skills to some 240 Indian students, received RM533,000 from the government yesterday.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said the allocation was part of the government's move to provide quality education to the Indian community, especially in rural areas.
"One third of the 8,000 pupils from Tamil schools, who are in remove classes, fail to continue their studies at secondary school. We are 'rescuing' these students to transfer them seamlessly to further their education," he said yesterday at the launch of the "student success skill" (SSS) programme, here.
The remove classes are for Year Six pupils who are too weak in their subjects to transfer to Form One.
"The one-year programme is for them to brush up their academic knowledge as well as learn other skills to help them expand their experience."
Nor Mohamed said it was part of the government's efforts to ensure that each pupil received proper and adequate education for his future.
The SSS programme was started in 2008 through a centre set up by the Hindu Youth Council in Klang.
It provides academic classes for pupils on weekdays, and skills classes every Saturday.
Two more centres have since been set up here and in Kapar.