KUCHING: Twenty-four Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) passers or holders in the Kuala Rajang state constituency received financial aid from the local Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) service centre.
Urban Development and Natural Resources Assistant Minister Datuk Len Talif Salleh said the recipients were those who would be studying at institutions of higher learning.
He said the assistance covered various levels of education.
“The aid is RM300 for certificate level, RM400 for diploma and RM500 for degree level. This will, to some extent, ease the burden of the parents as they can cover certain costs,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (Aug 6).
Earlier on, Len had officiated at the ceremony to present the assistance to the recipients at the service centre.
He said a similar ceremony was also held to present the assistance to eight students in Sarikei.
“Those who have received offers to further their studies at a higher level after this can apply for the assistance because we do not limit the dates for those who are successful.
“For the past 10 years, 1,584 students have benefited from the assistance from the Kuala Rajang service centre. A total of RM664,800 had been distributed,” he said.
Len, who is Kuala Rajang assemblyman, said the initiative was a commitment on his part to help excellent and less fortunate students to enrol in institutions of higher learning.
“One of the ways I can help them to succeed is through education. I pray that our students at Kuala Rajang continue to excel and succeed in the field they are involved in,” he said.