The Sabah government has earmarked RM35 million for education development within the state, according to CM | Malaysia

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor speaks during a meeting with Bernama at his office in Kota Kinabalu ahead of Malaysia Day celebrations on September 15, 2021. – Bernama pic

KOTA KINABALU, Jan. 19 – The Sabah government has allocated RM35 million this year to implement various education development initiatives, including three assistance programs, Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor has said.

He said the three assistance programs were the Sabah PTA Activity Assistance (Bagus), Bantuan Ihsan for Sabah Schools (Bisbah) and the Sabah Education Excellence Award (Aksa) 2022.

This is in line with the commitment of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) to improve the level of education in the state, he added.

“After taking over the leadership of the state, the government placed the education portfolio under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Minister for Special Duties so that special attention could be given to the education affairs of Sabah.

“It does not mean that the state government takes on the role and responsibilities of the federal government in Sabah, but rather the initiative is to complement the programs implemented by the federal government in Sabah,” he said. declared in his speech during the presentation of the Bakti. Support and launch of Bagus, Bisbah and Aksa 2022 at Menara Kinabalu here today.

The text of the speech was read by Sabah’s Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun, who is also Sabah II’s Finance Minister.

Hajiji said the state government is serious about ensuring educational aid for the children of Sabah and for them to excel academically.

“A total of RM3 million is being allocated to the BAGUS program where all Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) from 1,500 schools will each receive RM2,000 to carry out their respective activities this year.

“Under the Bisbah initiative, RM12 million is being allocated to help the 1,500 schools acquire computers, printers, teaching materials, desks and chairs. The state government also gives special recognition to outstanding students through Aksa,” he said.

Hajiji said last year that the state government had approved RM15 million for the purchase of laptops under the Ihsan (Baik) computer assistance program for 10,000 students, especially those who take the SPM, STPM and STAM exams to help them in their learning and homeschooling. (PdPR).

“The state government also spent a total of RM10 million last year to help 5,000 students pay their fees under the IPT Registration Fund (Budi), those who pursue degree studies earning RM1,500 and RM2,000 for those pursuing university studies,” he said. added. — Bernama


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