Government gives 350,000 tablets to B40 students

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SHAH ALAM: The government has decided to give away 350,000 branded tablets to the B40 students as recipients of the Keluarga Malaysia Peranti Siswa Initiative as recognition for their hard work and motivation to study hard and obtain excellent results in the examinations.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, with that decision the recipients need not receive the tablets in a form of loan and return them after they have completed their studies.

Ismail added, RM450 million has been allocated via Budget 2022 to implement the Peranti Siswa Keluarga Malaysia. This initiative is to ensure the education process of the less affordable students of the B40 are protected as sometimes they have to borrow their friends’ devices or go to the Internet centre in the city to attend classes via online or to complete their assignments.

“To ensure more teenage students to have access to Internet for online learning from home without data constraints, the government has agreed to extend the period of registration for the “Pakej Remaja Keluarga Malaysia,” Ismail said.

The Prime Minister said that at the launching of Peranti Siswa Keluarga Malaysia at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) on Saturday.

Also present were Minister of Communications and Multimedia Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad and Minister of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development, Tan Sri Noh Omar.
Ismail added, the affordable pre-paid package for the teens and post-graduate students was introduced in October 2021 and scheduled to end October this year.

The extension period is to give more opportunities for the students to subscribe to the package that is being offered by the mobile service provider.

The Prime Minister said, the “Program Jualan Murah Keluarga Malaysia” (PJMKM)) will be extended to the campuses of higher learning nationwide to ensure the students’ welfare is protected.

“The implementation of the PJMKM in the campuses will reduce the students’ stress against the increase in the prices of essential commodities,” Ismail said. – Malaysia World News

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