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School Students Continue To get RM100 Aid And RM250 Book Voucher

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Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 – The government will continue giving RM100 in schooling assistance to all primary and secondary school students, totalling about 5.4 million people.

This is the third year the government is giving such aid to help ease the financial burden of parents with their children’s schooling expenses, especially when school reopens for the new session.

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, when tabling the 2014 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat today, said the government was allocating RM540 million for the purpose.

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“I understand some parents have donated the schooling assistance to the Parent-Teachers Association (PIBG).

“The government appreciates the kind gesture,” he added.

Meanwhile, Najib said the government would also continue with the 1Malaysia Book Voucher Programme valued at RM250 to each students in pre-university and institutions of higher learning to help them with the purchase of books and reference materials.

“The initiative is expected to benefit 1.3 million students involving an allocation of RM325 million,” he added.

The 1Malaysia Book Voucher was introduced during the 2012 Budget.

-Bernama