SOME 100 students from low-income families sitting for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations received free tuition through the “Tuisyen Pintar Yayasan Pelajaran Mara” (YPM).
The tuition programme under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry was sponsored by Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas).
As a highway operator in the Klang Valley, Prolintas group chief executive officer Datuk Mohammad Azlan Abdullah said the company had a responsibility to give back to the community.
“This is a continuous initiative by Prolintas and YPM that has been going on for several years,” he said.
“We understand that not all parents can afford to send their children for tuition.
“This sponsorship enables students in need to gain valuable examination tips from teachers during the tuition sessions.”
Eight schools located near the Prolintas highways were selected for the programme.
The schools were SMK Taman Seraya, SMK Pandan Mewah, SMK Pandan Indah, SMK Tasik Permai, SMK Pandan Jaya, SMK Taman Kosas, SMK Bandar Baru Ampang and SMK Dato’ Ahmad Razali.
Ten tuition sessions were conducted at SMK Seraya as the centralised venue, focusing on four main SPM subjects namely Bahasa Malaysia, History, Mathematics and Islamic Studies.