Debit card relief for students

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  • Saturday, 22 Oct 2016

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FINALLY, we’re allowed to use our money for more than just books, say students.

This was the sentiment of students interviewed about the RM250 student debit card which replaces the 1Malaysia Book Voucher scheme.

The debit card can be used for the purchase of books, computer accessories and Internet access. It is expected to benefit 1.3 million tertiary students.

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College student Rachel Elizabeth Patrick Lourdes, 19, said that the expanded list is actually better for students.

“Books are not the only thing students depend on. Many students rely on technology such as computer software. And items such as pen drives and CDs to store their assignments are also important,” she said.

The business studies student also said that her course requires her to use a financial calculator which costs RM150.

Timothy Chan, 18, from the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus, said that the RM250 was enough, “but only to a certain extent”.

“This aid will help us with buying the things we may need and that’s great. But sometimes, we often want more. However, if we are given more, we might be spending on unnecessary things,” he said.

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