BY ERMIZI MUHAMAD
SHAH ALAM, AUG 9: The State Government has already implemented free education policy since Pakatan took over the state in 2008.
Education, Human Capital Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Exco, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said, it is implemented under the Selangor University’s (UNISEL) Skim Dermasiswa.
He said, the scheme offers free education for UNISEL’s students in Foundation programme.
“UNISEL introduced the programme at foundation level which will be free if the student continues with bachelors’ degree at UNISEL.
“UNISEL’s fee structure is also based on affordability compared to other private universities. In fact, Selangor IPR (Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat) also provides education support with IPT Gift.
“Besides that, the State Government also offers Selangorku Scholarship Fund, Peduli Siswa, variable interest-free education loan as well as Brain Bank, which is a special PHD-level programme at prestigious universities abroad,” he said in a statement.
Earlier, Sungai Besar Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman, Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos held a demonstration at UNISEL’s Bestari Jaya Campus compound, urging the State Government to implement free education in this state.
Jamal claimed that it is a part of Pakatan’s manifesto in the last 13th General Election.
However, Nik Nazmi said, the State Government has allocated RM3.4 billion under IPR and implemented approximately 40 initiatives for Selangor citizens’ welfare.
Hence, he said, that particular individual should not politicise the issue but he should instead focus on enhancing education level in the country.
“After decades of Barisan Nasional’s leadership in this country, Malaysia seems to be increasing moving backward, so we need to stop this flow.
“Don’t trade our children’s future by selecting a government that don’t care for its citizens’ welfare,” he said.
BY ERMIZI MUHAMAD