PTPTN Advance Cash


As published in the Star newspaper 13 August 2012 as well as online   Sib baik ada advance 1.5k dari gomen. Boleh gak bayar yuran pendaftaran 1.68k. Aku cadangkan gomen kena bagi advance at least 3k…selepas bayar yuran pendaftaran baru boleh beli perkakasan lain tidak ni jenoh korek sana sini jugak. Apapun tq to gomen for the advance.

Here is the full report. Quote.

339 students get advance cash while waiting for PTPTN to approve loan

EVER since gaining acceptance into Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sitiawan lad Leong Cheong Kit has been worrying about where he would get the money to pay his tuition fees.

“My father is the sole breadwinner in our family.

He works as an air-conditioner repairman and has to feed our family of five but his income can be inconsistent at times,” said the former SMK Methodist (ACS) Sitiawan student.

Jubilant: Kong (centre, in orange) taking a group photo with students who received the PTPTN advance loan at SMK Tok Perdana in Sitiawan.

Leong’s prayers were answered when the National Higher Education Corporation (PTPTN) approved his application for an advance loan pending the approval of his study loan from the corporation.

“I will use the RM1,500 received to pay for my first semester tuition fees.

“Hopefully, my application for a full study loan will be approved.

Thankful: Noriza (left) with her father Dahalan Che Mat, 54, displaying the RM1,500 PTPTN advance loan.

“In the mean time, I will also work part time jobs to pay for my living expenses,” he said.

Leong was among 339 students in Lumut who received their advance loans from Lumut MP Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha at the SMK Tok Perdana in Sitiawan, last Sunday.

Another recipient was Noriza Dahalan, 20, who would be studying Food Science in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

“I am glad I could get an advance loan from PTPTN as my family depends on my father’s pension to survive.

“With the advance loan, I will be able to purchase some course reference books before classes begin next month,” she said.

Kong, who is also Transport Minister, said that PTPTN was an important financial source to many Malaysian undergraduates, especially those from lower income families.

“Since its establishment in 1997, 1.962 million students have received loans totalling RM43.8bil and this has helped many undergraduates achieve a brighter future.

“As such, any attempts to do away with PTPTN will undoubtedly affect the chances of students in entering local universities and other institutions of higher learning,” he said.

Kong also presented an allocation of RM15,000 to SMK Tok Perdana during the event.


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