Parent initiatives and X Programme added to the government grants and allocations for the up-keep of MCKK buildings and the MCKK Stakeholders’ disbursements for them. In the past 3 years, the bilik guru was totally made over, the music room refurbished and the Form 4 and Form 3 classes were spruced up to be more conducive to classroom use. It had been requested that the Form 5 classrooms be given a little facelift.
Of the classrooms, the Form 5 classrooms are still hemmed in by asbestos ceilings, which date back to the 70s. The ceiling panels deformed and sagged, and watermarks from leaks over the decades are plain to see. The Project intends to replace ceilings and doors, apply a fresh coat of paint and associated electrical works.
The following findings were observed by the MCKK Restoration Sub-committee during their assessment in May 2021:
- Walls are faded and dirty.
- Damaged doors.
- Traces of leaks on the ceiling. Ceiling panels deformed and sagging.
- Ceiling material is made of old soft board and is a fire hazard; not currently allowed for use by BOMBA and DOSH.
- Ceiling material likely contain asbestos which is a health hazard.
Impacts to students:
- Ceiling condition and material poses safety and health issues.
- Overall condition of the classrooms is not inviting or conducive for learning.
- Scraping and repainting of existing walls, including corridor walls.
- Replace all classroom doors.
- Replace the entire ceiling with plaster ceiling.
- Re-wiring and conduit installation from distribution board (DB) to fittings.
- Dismantling of existing lighting, fans and other conduits and installation of new fittings (some fittings may still be reused).