DUNGUN: The Education Ministry has reminded parents with children eligible for Year One to enrol them in school or face the risk of being fined or jailed.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar said Section 29A of the Education Act 1996 stated that parents who did not enrol their children in school could be fined RM5,000 or jailed six months.
â€œIt is compulsory for parents to ensure that their children are registered or else they have to face the music,â€ he said after presenting awards to UPSR high scorers at Sultan Mizan Politeknik here yesterday.
He said parents could no longer use poverty as an excuse for not enrolling their children in school because the Government had established the Poor Student Aid Fund to assist all unprivileged pupils.
He said poor parents would be given RM200 under the fund to be used for registration fees.
Noh said the Government would also increase the RM50 monthly aid currently distributed to poor students to RM70 next year.
â€œWe are also giving free breakfasts to needy pupils. The allocation for meals has also been boosted from RM1.5mil to RM200mil annually beginning next year,â€ he said.
He said the Governmentâ€™s aim was to ensure that pupils from poor families were not deprived of an education up to Form Five and could be high achievers despite their difficulties.
Meanwhile, Noh urged teachers to apply â€œexciting techniquesâ€ when teaching Science and Mathematics in English.
Siapalah yang tak nak hantar anak dia ke sekolah melainkan dihimpit kemiskinan. Kerajaan seharusnya berlembut dalam menangani masalah ini, bukannya menghukum membuta tuli ibubapa yang tidak mampu ini. Patutnya umumkan kepada mana-mana keluarga yang tak mampu laporkan kepada Jabatan Kebajikan ker dan sebagainya,untuk memudahkan saluran bantuan.
ROME: Goals in either half from skipper Francesco Totti inspired AS Roma to a 4-2 win at Sampdoria yesterday.
Roma, who still need a point to secure a place in the Champions League’s last 16 after being beaten by Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk midweek, have no such problems in the Serie A, notching up their fifth straight victory.
The win moves the side from the capital to provisional second in Serie A with leaders Inter Milan travelling to third-placed Palermo later yesterday.
Inter, with 30 points, are a point ahead of Roma with Palermo a further two points behind with 27.
A week after humiliating Catania 7-0 in the Olympic stadium, the Romans hammered home their dominance against the Genoans, with the three Italian internationals who scored last week again hitting the mark.
Totti opened after 13 minutes with midfielder Simone Perrotta claiming the second after 33 minutes and defender Christian Panucci adding a third before the break. Totti netted his second after 74 minutes to give Roma an unequalled 30 goals scored this season.
AC Milan skipper Paolo Maldini grabbed the only goal of the game as his side beat Messina 1-0 on Saturday to help ease the pressure on underfire coach Carlo Ancelotti.
After collecting just one point from four games, Milan desperately needed a victory.
Maldini delivered the three points on 13 minutes when he headed in Andrea Pirlo’s perfectly-weighted free-kick.
â€œThese are three important points which will help us work without anxiousness from now on,â€ said Ancelotti.
â€œThe side still needs to grow. We had a few problems in the first half, but I’m happy with how we ended the game.â€
Milan went into the game still weighed down by their eight-point penalty for match-fixing as well as an injury crisis which has seen goalkeeper Dida ruled out for at least two months after damaging his left knee in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat at AEK Athens.
PARIS, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Olympique Lyon winger Sidney Govou hit a
double as France stunned arch-rivals Italy 3-1 in a showcase Euro 2008
qualifier in Paris on Wednesday.
It was sweet revenge for Les Bleus who bowed to the Italians on penalties in a controversial World Cup final two months ago.France
are second in the Group B table, level with Scotland and five points
ahead of the world champions who have made a miserable start to their
campaign, having been held 1-1 by Lithuania on Saturday.Coach Raymond Domenech said his France team had produced an almost flawless performance.’The
perfect match is the one in which you score on every attack and that
your opponents are unable to put you in danger. We came very close to
the perfect match tonight,’ he told a news conference.’Everybody
was feeling great and technically we were well prepared for this
I hope that we will be capable to repeat such a performance.’Beating
the world champions always means something special. We have tamed two
world champions over the last two months,’ he added, referring to the
1-0 success over Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals. ‘We can be
happy and proud of ourselves.’Govou needed just 90 seconds to make a dramatic impact, volleying in a cross by defender William Gallas.
was the first time Govou, often used as a substitute, had started a
match for France since the 4-0 thrashing of Cyprus in a World Cup
qualifier in October 2005.France increased their lead after 17
minutes when fans’ favourite Thierry Henry produced a superb finish
from close range after Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon failed to hold
a powerful shot from Florent Malouda.