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RM4.4 million State Government aid for 3,050 students
Published on: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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RM4.4 million State Government aid for 3,050 students
Arifin in a group photo with the recipients.
Kota Kinabalu: The State Government has helped 3,050 students through the Sabah State Education Fund (TPNS), involving an allocation of RM4.4 million, since the fund was established.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Arifin Mohd Arif, who is also Chairman of the TPNS Executive Committee, said the initiative was dedicated to young Sabahans, especially the B40 group, to continue their studies in higher education institutions in line with the Hala Tuju Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ).

“This fund is the inspiration of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor to empower education. Apart from the Sabah Foundation, the State Government Scholarship and the Sabah Islamic Religious Council (MUIS), we also help through this fund (TPNS) to support efforts to empower education in Sabah.

“So far, this fund has released RM4.4 million for young Sabahans and approximately 3,050 students have benefited since it was established.

“Today, we gave three more grants to students to help them and hopefully it will benefit them.

“We will hold a meeting and every month we will deliver assistance to help young Sabahans,” said Dr Mohd Arifin after handing over TPNS assistance to three recipients in a ceremony, here, on Monday.

Also present were Yayasan Sabah Director Dato’ Sri Dr Gulamhaidar Khan Bahadar, Sabah Public Service Director General Datuk Zainuddin Aman, Sabah Education Director Raisin Saidin and Senior Confidential Secretary to the Chief Minister Datuk Ceasar Mandela Malakun.

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