KOTA KINABALU: The St Francis Convent Secondary School proposal to construct a RM12 million new four-storey block building has started late last year and is on schedule for completion in 2018.
St Francis Convent School’s Management Board advisor Archbishop John Wong Soo Kau said: “Although we facing a financial constraint at the moment but the board together with the Building Committee, the Alumni and the Parents Teachers Association are trying hard to raise funds through various means to achieve the goal.”
The present school at Jalan Kebajikan founded in 1922 has to be relocated to the new site at Bukit Padang as it has no room for further expansion, insufficient classrooms and the structure was worsened by termite infestation, said Wong when receiving a contribution from the Class of 1965 at GC Wolley hall in the Sabah Museum yesterday.
The cheque amounting to RM38,000 was handed over by Monica Kong, who represented the class. The proposed new building will be equipped with 22 classrooms, house facilities for science classes, computer classes, home economics classes, living skills classes and other technical classes.
It will also house the administrative areas which includes the teachers/staff room and a library as well as a sports field and a multi-purpose hall building to be constructed in a later phase.-Sayangsabah