Children in rural areas still have to risk lives to go to school
KOTA KINABALU - There is no end to the issue of students especially those who live in the remote areas of Sabah who had to risk their lives by taking the boats to cross the river to school.
Recently, another video went viral on social media showing students clad in school uniforms crossing a river in Pitas to get to school.
The 48-second video of the incident was posted on Twitter by a user under the name "Penyamun Bertaraf Antarabangsa (ko hado??)" at 8.41am on Wednesday.
In the video, some students were seen sitting in a boat without life jackets to cross the river, while some of the other students were seen standing at the riverbank waiting for their turn to get on the boat.
The Twitter user said the incident happened in Kampung Mangkabusu, Pitas.
"Even though the UPSR (Ujian Pencapaiain Sekolah Rendah) and PT3 (Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga) exams were abolished, the students were still persistent to go to school.
"I hope immediate action could be taken," the user wrote.
As of 9.40am on Tuesday, the video had 50 views and six likes on Twitter.
Previously, it was reported that similar issues were also happening in Nabawan and Keningau where students were forced to cross rivers through various means such as walking on pipelines, using rafts and zip lines in order to get to school.