Saturday, March 28, 2009

Allocation of JPA Scholarships

This news from The Star here .


KOTA KINABALU: The federal government is allocating 10 percent or 200 Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships for Sabah and Sarawak bumiputra Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers beginning this year.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said Friday that this was made after taking into account the academic achievements of bumiputra students in both states.
"Presently, there are many more rural schools in Sabah and Sarawak which do not have the necessary facilities and this affects the students' academic performance.

"That is why the federal government gives special attention to Sabah and Sarawak bumiputra students, where each state will be allocated 100 PSD scholarships," he told reporters at the excellent award presentation to bright students at SM Shan Tao here.

Dompok said that under the new PSD scholarship scheme, 20 percent or 400 of the 2,000 scholarships offered this year were for excellent students and 60 per cent or 1,200 scholarships were for bumiputra and non-bumiputra SPM leavers nationwide. He said the remaining 10 percent were for disabled students who excelled in their studies.

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Anonymous said...

Can I know what you mean that 400 of 2000 scholarships are for excellent students. How to qualify that the students are excellent ? What is the criteria to be an excellent student?

Chen Chow said...

Sorry that I don't have info. It was quoted from a news, and I don't have info.