It’s cabin-style classrooms for SM Sains Bakam

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MIRI: Only block C of SM
Sains in Bakam has been
confirmed to be unsafe.
Deputy Chief Minister
Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr
George Chan, during a site visit
to the school yesterday, was
informed that the unsafe
building status was verified by
PWD engineers recently.
He was told that the affected
building was the junior block
which houses eight
classrooms for Form Two and
Form Three students.
Following the verification,
the Education Department
issued a letter instructing the
school management to vacate

the unsafe block.
Dr Chan was also told that
cabin style classrooms would
be set up so that the affected
classes could begin learning
session resume as normal
next week.
On the status of the other
blocks, Dr Chan said a team of
engineering people from PWD
would make further
investigation.
“The safety condition of the
teachers and students of the
school is my highest concern.
Let the professional people
make further investigation,” he said.
Meanwhile, last Wednesday,
a closed-door meeting between
the school’s PTA, Director
General of Education Datuk
Abdul Ghafar Mahmud and
Assistant Minister in the
Chief Minister’s Department
Datin Fatimah Abdullah
made an unofficial decision
to cancel the plan of
transferring some 400
students of SM Sains to SMK
Tinjar in Lapok, Baram, some
120km from Miri.
The decision was made
when the majority of the
parents were totally against
an earlier decision to transfer
out the students.
The transfer issue arose
after the school was said to be
no longer safe due to the
presence of cracks on certain
parts of the school building.

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