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'BN govt bears more than 90pc of education subsidy'
DUNGUN -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today more than 90 per cent of the education subsidy is borne by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government so that poverty will not be a hindrance to all Malaysians who want to pursue an education to better themselves.
He said the subsidy took the form of various kinds of aid, including loans.
"Loans from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) provide an access to higher studies for many poor students," he said when launching the "Changing the Destiny of Our Children" programme of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) at Arena Square, here.
Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and UiTM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar were also present at the event which was also attended by more than 20,000 UiTM students and staff from around the country.
Najib said abolishing PTPTN loans would do away with the repayments which were necessary to provide loans to others. -- Bernama