BN pledges to scrap religious school fees for Kelantan win
BACHOK, May 13 — The Barisan Nasional (BN) has pledged to abolish the RM190 annual fee imposed on religious school students in Kelantan, if it wins the state in the 13th general election.
Finance Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin said this when asked to comment on the grouses of parents who felt burdened by the amount.
“We promise to abolish the fees if given the confidence (to govern),” he told reporters after chairing the Bachok agriculture development council meeting at Pangkalan Petah here today.
Awang Adek, who is also Kelantan Umno liaison deputy chief, said besides abolishing the fee, the BN government would also upgrade religious schools in the state.
BN would increase the salaries of teachers and staff who were currently lowly paid and not accorded pensionable status, despite having served for more than 20 years, he added. — Bernama