State aid for tertiary students


THE Penang government will hand out aid to students who are pursuing higher education programmes in Malaysia, said Air Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai.

He said the aid would be handed out to students pursuing their bachelor’s degrees in 20 public and four private tertiary institutions for the 2017/2018 first academic session.

“Successful students will be given RM1,000 as an encouragement and assistance for them to pursue their higher education.

“Students entering public institutions in Sabah and Sarawak will be given RM1,200 as an encouragement.

“I encourage local students who will be entering institutions of higher learning to apply for the student enrolment aid by the state government,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Wong said the application for the aid is open from Sept 1 until Sept 30 and qualified students could submit their applications online via http://ibita.penang.gov.my.

Call 04-6505662, 6505645, 6505351, 6505125 and 6505159 for any inquiries.

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