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Free tuition classes launched
Published on: Wednesday, June 05, 2024
By: Nikko Fabian
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Free tuition classes launched
The programme aims to assist students, particularly those from the B40 bracket, who face financial constraints in accessing tuition services.
Kota Kinabalu: The “Anak Malaysia Madani Tuition Programme” was officially launched in the State, recently. 

The initiative, aimed at providing free tuition classes, is a collaborative effort between the Sepanggar District Parliamentary Office, Anak Malaysia Tuition Association (PTAM) and Kota Kinabalu District Education Office (PPD).

Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Ts Mustapha Sakmud, who officiated the launching, highlighted the primary goal of the pilot project in his constituency. 

The programme aims to assist students, particularly those from the B40 bracket, who face financial constraints in accessing tuition services. Approximately 60 students have already been identified to benefit from this initiative.

The emphasis of the programme is on preparing students for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination, with the ultimate objective of enabling them to pursue further education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes, as well as public and private higher learning institutions.

Notably, the programme places a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Stem) subjects.

This strategic focus is crucial to increase student enrolment in Stem-related fields, as Sabah currently lags behind the national average with only 12.7pc of students opting for Stem courses.

While acknowledging the progress in Stem development in the State, Mustapha stressed the importance of not becoming complacent. 

He emphasised the need to intensify efforts to accelerate Stem education to ensure Sabah remains competitive and produces a skilled workforce in Stem disciplines.

Looking ahead, Mustapha expressed hope that the pilot project would attract support from government-linked companies (GLCs) to expand the programme to more districts and students across Sabah. 

The presence of key officials at the launch, including PTAM deputy chairman Mohd Ar Rasyid Mohammad Razif, underscored the commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for students in the region.

The programme stands as a testament to the collective efforts to empower students in Sabah, offering them the necessary support to excel academically and pursue diverse educational pathways.

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