Con­voy to as­sist youths with SPM qual­i­fi­ca­tions pur­sue their stud­ies

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PRIME Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak yes­ter­day launched a con­voy of 100 youths and stu­dent lead­ers who will reach out to 200,000 Bu­mi­put­eras with Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia qual­i­fi­ca­tions and help them pur­sue their stud­ies in ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions and skills train­ing in­sti­tutes.

The Bumiputera Ed­u­ca­tion Tour 2018 (JBP 2018) con­voy will iden­tify this group from among SPM leavers be­tween 2013 and last year in 28 lo­ca­tions in 92 par­lia­men­tary con­stituen­cies.

Na­jib launched the con­voy, or­gan­ised by Yayasan Des­tini Anak Bangsa (YDAB) and Ger­akan Pen­didikan Bumiputera Malaysia with the co­op­er­a­tion of the 4B Youth Move­ment, in the com­pound of the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice.

The con­voy, com­pris­ing a bus, six four-wheel-drive ve­hi­cles, two vans and mul­ti­pur­pose ve­hi­cles trans­port­ing the sec­re­tar­iat of 100 youth lead­ers and stu­dent lead­ers, will ar­rive at its first des­ti­na­tion in Ba­gan Datuk, Perak, on March 24.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Ba­gan Datuk mem­ber of par­lia­ment Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi will of­fi­ci­ate JBP 2018 at SM Sains Ba­gan Datuk.

The tour will end in Sarawak on May 1.

JBP is Na­jib’s ini­tia­tive to help un­der­priv­i­leged Malaysians boost their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion.

YDAB pa­tron and JPB Par­ent Com­mit­tee chair­man Prof Emer­i­tus Tan Sri Dr Sa­hol Hamid Abu Bakar said JBP 2018 had set a tar­get of plac­ing 65,000 Bumiputera SPM leavers in 37 in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing and skills in­sti­tutes, as well as public univer­si­ties.

He said the tour, which started in 2016, had as­sisted 100,000 Bumiputera SPM leavers.

“Our goal is to en­sure that stu­dents are given coun­selling so that they can pur­sue their stud­ies in col­leges, poly­tech­nics or public univer­si­ties in ac­cor­dance with their aca­demic per­for­mance.”

Sa­hol Hamid said JPB 2018 fo­cused not only on aca­demic but also skills train­ing for Bumiputera youth.

“The tour fol­lows the suc­cess of the pro­gramme in 2016 aimed at pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tion and pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple to pur­sue their stud­ies.”

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Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak launch­ing the Bumiputera Ed­u­ca­tion Tour 2018 in Pu­tra­jaya yes­ter­day.

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