Fi­nance Min­istry agrees book voucher scheme should be con­tin­ued, says Mas­zlee

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - FRONT PAGE -

PUTRAJAYA: The Fi­nance Min­istry has agreed with the pro­posal for the book voucher scheme for el­i­gi­ble ter­tiary stu­dents at the higher learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions (IPTs) in the coun­try to be con­tin­ued.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Dr Mas­zlee Ma­lik said the mat­ter was agreed at the Cab­i­net meet­ing on Fri­day and it was also sup­ported by Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad.

Mas­zlee said the Fi­nance Min­istry agreed to look at the pro­posal which aimed at help­ing to re­duce the fi­nan­cial bur­den of the stu­dents at IPTs.

“I have brought this mat­ter at the Cab­i­net meet­ing yes­ter­day which was the first meet­ing af­ter the 2019 Bud­get was tabled on Nov 2.

“The Prime Min­is­ter has also ex­pressed his view that as­sis­tance such as the scheme needs to con­tinue,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day. Mas­zlee also ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Fi­nance Min­istry and the Prime Min­is­ter’s sup­port to give the pro­posal due con­sid­er­a­tion, in or­der to help stu­dents at IPTs.

“We hope there will be ex­cit­ing news in the near fu­ture re­gard­ing this pro­posal,” he said.

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