GE15: Aid for poor students a thrust in Radzi Jidin's Putrajaya manifesto

PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional’s Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (pic) is prioritising more aid for poor students as part of his manifesto for education.

Among the 12 points in his 50, the Perikatan Putrajaya candidate has in his list for education providing free transport to school, and RM500 aid for deserving students entering public institutions of higher learning.

He also plans on placing poor students with potential into boarding schools with the help of the federal government if he gets elected as the Putrajaya MP.

He also wants to provide aid called #SiswaDigital for the poor with the help of the government and corporations.

The Education Minister is also prioritising parent-teacher associations (PTA) by allocating at least RM5,000 annually to be used for student development.

He also aims to achieve a zero dropout rate by working together with the community, PTAs and federal government.

He wants to identify locations for more nurseries and kindergartens at government quarters and increase the number of classrooms for the Special Education Needs Integration Programme at mainstream schools.

For Putrajaya, he wants to build more schools including a Form Six College and Sports School to fulfil the needs of Putrajaya residents.

He would also provide free milk to all the kindergarteners and form a platform, called #PlaygroupJaya for activities to encourage more bonding among the children and residents.

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