The Japanese Government through the Consulate General of Japan in Medan, North Sumatra, grants 960 million rupiah to build the Madrasah Tsanawiyah-MTs (Islamic Juniot High School) Peuteo school building in Gampong Manyang, Lhoksukon sub district, Aceh Utara Regency, Aceh Province. The signing of a grant contract took place between the Consul General of Japan, Takeshi Ishii and Chairman of Tanah Rencong Foundation Nuryaumin at the Japanese Consulate Medan, Tuesday (06/03/2018). According to the Vice Consul of Japan Daiki Yokoyama, Mts Peuteo badly needs additional classroom for teaching, learning activities and considering the importance of basic education, the Japanese Government agreed to provide grant aid through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme for the fiscal year 2017.
"We also heard that they also have difficulties to facilitate educational infrastructure facilities at MTs level there. So we've been discussing all the time and discussing with them on how to improve the educational situation, special education for children in Lhoksukon," Daiki Yokoyama said.
Grant aid of 960 million rupiah is for the development of six classrooms with a capacity of 162 students. With the assistance, Japanese Government expect students in MTs Peute, Lhoksukon, Aceh Utara will get a better education environment and can increase school capacity. (Pro3 Medan / Dewi Sukhrani / AHM)