School leavers can get rebates for further studies under MIC scheme

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  • Saturday, 07 Feb 2015

Good news for school leavers: A college representative handing over an agreement to join the scheme to Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan at the launch. With them are Senthelnathan (right) and state MIC chairman M. Karuppanan.

SECONDARY school leavers in Penang hoping to take up courses at private colleges have received some good news.

Under the new Penang Putera MIC Easy Study Scheme, they can apply for rebates.

State Putera MIC chief N.G. Senthelnathan said students could get rebates from six private education institutions in Penang and Kuala Lumpur for certain courses.

“When some fail to get a place in public universities, they have to get a job as their families cannot afford to send them to private colleges,” he said during the launch of the scheme at the state Wisma MIC.

The six colleges taking part in the scheme are Olympia College, Cosmopoint College of Technology Penang, Atic Airline Academy, ITP Lebuh Victoria, KDU Penang and Erican College in Kuala Lumpur.

He said the rebates provided varied and there was no limit to the number of applicants.

“I believe more colleges will soon join the scheme,” Senthelnathan said.

He advised school leavers who did not know what to do to pursue technical and vocational studies as there was high demand.

“Polytechnics were once where dropout students went to but now, they attract students who excel.

“Only 25,000 places were available at polytechnics last year but some 100,000 applied,” he said.

He said there were three types of polytechnics — premier polytechnics which provide degree courses, metro and conventional polytechnics which provide certificate and diploma courses.

Those who are interested in the Easy Study Scheme can contact Senthelnathan at 019-3402919.

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