Uniforms consisting of shirt, pants, socks & shoe – One set = RM130
Books and workbooks plus blood sucking exercise books printed by various majlis – RM150 for a Standard Five student.
Bags & stationeries = RM 30
Some fees to be paid to school = RM20
Total = RM330 for basic stuffs for a Standard Five.
RM400 for a Form Five student.
RM150 for a Form Three kid because he is getting hands-me-down books from the elder brother.
Total : close to RM1,000 = An amount that many poor families cannot afford.
Imagine if you have five kids, you will need at least RM1,500 even if you get free books loan from the Government.
Anyway…yay! School opens tomorrow. This means, no more late night loud music to disturb my train of thoughts while I am writing paid posts. Or people asking me to prepare supper like Indomie mee goreng kari kapitan at 2am.
It also means I don’t have to prepare breakfast and meals throughout the day.
It means lot of rants and whines like, “Ma….why do we have to go to school?” But it is nice to get rid of them!
Best nyer….One more year before I get rid of my toddler to kindie. Then, total freedom!