Not eligible for loan?

  • Education
  • Sunday, 04 Jul 2004

MY daughter is presently doing a twinning programme in Accounting with a college in Petaling Jaya. As a government servant, the financial burden of having to support her in her studies has forced me to ask her to apply for a loan from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).  

To my horror, I was told that her application would most probably be rejected as her Higher School Certificate (HSC) qualification from New South Wales, Australia, was not on the list of approved pre-university qualifications! A-levels and SAM (South Australian Matriculation) programmes were, however, on the approved list.  

I fail to understand the logic of this as HSC has full accreditation from the Malaysian Accreditation Board (LAN). 

Can somebody from PTPTN or LAN please explain this anomaly? 


Concerned Parent 

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