Published: Thursday November 13, 2008 MYT 1:38:00 PM
By KAREN CHAPMAN
The Education Ministry is looking into the possibility of using artificial turf in some schools as the maintenance cost was cheaper compared to managing real fields.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry was pioneering the use of artificial turf in certain areas to see if it worked.
“All Singaporean schools use this but we are not sure if this will prove suitable for us as it is quite a different feeling compared to playing on a real field,” he told reporters Thursday after presenting a trophy to the football team from SK Alam Megah 3 for winning the Piala Raja Muda Selangor 2008.
He said the ministry was upgrading the fields of the 34 schools involved in the football competition as a reward as the effort put into the event “went over and above the call of duty”.
“The cost of repairs for the field of this particular school, SK Sekyen 24 which hosted the competition is RM198,000 as it had drainage problems,” he said.
The other school fields might not have the same problems so the cost of repairs could be less, he added. ....
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With the upcoming Umno elections, we need more avenues to dish out contracts under 9MP. That may assure more contracts for maintainance, quality of which Bolehsia is well known for.
Our boys & girls need it! Without it they cannot be that cemerlang, gemilang and temberang "Tuans" required of NEP!
How else can our students achieve academic exellence!
Without these astroturf pitches, our children cannot compete with the Africans, Chinese, Arabs and most importantly, our much hated bogeyman - Singaporeans......
Mr. Chris, you're a genius!!