KUANTAN: Students in the B40 category here looking to further their studies can now pursue a diploma at Cosmopoint College Kuantan on scholarship.
Kuantan Umno donated RM1mil in scholarships and signed a Note of Understanding (NoU) with the college to help students who are unable to further their studies after secondary school.
“There are many students in places like Sungai Isap and Tanjung Lumpur who cannot afford to further their education,” said Kuantan Umno division chief Datuk Seri Wan Adnan Wan Mamat after signing the NoU at Cosmopoint College Kuantan.
“So with this scholarship, hopefully more students can extend their education level to diploma as it will help cover their education fees as well as hostel fees so they can stay nearby to the college,” Wan Adnan said.
He added that one of the main criteria by Unesco for a nation to achieve first world status is that 80% of the population must have completed higher education and currently the figure in Malaysia stands at 40%.
“In places like Japan, almost the entire population have completed higher education studies,” he said.
“So, we hope students who are in need can further their studies here with this scholarship,” he said.
Cosmopoint Group of Colleges chief executive Najmie Noordin said the college’s target was to sponsor 100 students with RM10,000 each.
“This is only a partial scholarship, but the students can apply for PTPTN, and almost the entire fees required can be covered.
“We are open to students of all races in the B40 category from Kuantan. They can apply through Umno or come straight to the college to enquire further,” Najmie said.
Cosmopoint College Kuantan currently has 250 students and hopes to enrol 50 more students before the end of the year.
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