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No One Should Be Left Out From Receiving Formal Education In Perlis - Raja Muda

KANGAR, July 15 (Bernama) -- The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail today said that the State Education Department and Islamic Religious Council (MAIPs) must ensure that no one will be left out from receiving formal education in the state.

He also called for the two institutions to work closely together in implementing the 'Sentuhan Kasih' programme to help students from poor families so that the desired target of the programme would be achieved.

"I don't want to hear any story about children of Perlis being left out from receiving formal education until they are at least 17 years old.

"As the president of MAIPs, I will also ensure that students who are in need of cost of living aid and educational assistance will be able to get it."

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said this at the Iftar Jama'ie event organised by the State Education Department and the distribution of 'Sentuhan Kasih' aid of RM400 to 14 students from asnaf families here yesterday.

The Raja Muda also hoped that the programme would be expanded to ensure more students would receive the appropriate aid and guidance.

"As the Tuanku Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), I do hope all educators in the state would encourage their students to love science or other fields of high quality so that more Perlis students could pursue their studies in UniMAP, which offers various opportunities in those fields," he said.

He also called on teachers in the state to strive harder to achieve the Education Department's target of making Perlis among the top five states in education.

-- BERNAMA




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