KOTA KINABALU, Sept 11 — A total of 2,500 new B40 (Bottom 40 group) students nationwide were selected to receive the Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) 2020 ‘MyBrighter Future’ Scholarship programme to further their studies in various fields at institutions of higher learning (IPTs).
Of that number, 154 are new students among low-income families in Sabah who were selected to receive the scholarship this year.
One of the recipients, Raiyre Roland from Papar, a first-year mechanical engineering student at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), when met by Bernama, said the YTN ‘MyBrighter Future’ scholarship will ease the study costs that would be incurred by him.
He said this at the YTN 2020 ‘MyBrighter Future’ presentation ceremony by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at UMS here today.
Also present at the ceremony were Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad, Higher Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Mazlan Yusoff, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, and TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan.
At the ceremony, the prime minister also witnessed the signing of a note of cooperation between the government and TNB, to strengthen the cooperation and implementation of the ‘MyBrighter Future’ scholarship programme.
According to media reports, the ‘MyBrighter Future’ scholarship programme is for Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera students, from low-income families throughout Malaysia who are studying in certain fields or courses.
To date, a total of 315 students from Sabah have been sponsored since it was introduced in 2018, involving 225 students who are pursuing studies at the undergraduate level, 70 students (diploma) and the remaining 20 (certificate).
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