Sabah to set up state education fund soon, says CM


Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor (left) during the virtual interaction with 241 excellent SPM 2020 students of Sabah at his office in the Sabah Administrative Centre on Friday (June 18).

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is setting up a state education fund as part of its overall effort to develop human resources crucial for the state's progress, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

In a virtual engagement session with 241 excellent Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 students from his office at the Sabah Administrative Centre here, Hajiji outlined the various forms of education assistance introduced by the state government.

In a statement issued after the event on Friday (June 18), Hajiji said these initiatives included Bantuan Tunai Pendaftaran IPT (Budi), one-off RM2,000 cash aid to deserving students; and Bantuan Khas Tunai Peperiksaan (Bakti), one-off RM200 cash aid for those taking SPM, Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM).

“Bantuan Ihsan Komputer (BAIK) involving 10,000 laptops will also be distributed from July (to hardcore poor students), and the latest initiative Tabung Pendidikan Negeri Sabah will be launched soon,” he added, but did not elaborate on the upcoming fund.

At the engagement session, Hajiji congratulated the students on their good results despite the restrictions posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order.

He also encouraged them to further their studies in sectors that could contribute towards the state and the country.

Hajiji also spent some time answering questions posed by the students, including his experiences as Chief Minister.

The event was organised by the State Education Department, and was accompanied by an online briefing on scholarships by Petronas.

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