Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the government's decision to reduce the amount of new loans given by the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is to cope with the growing number of applications and poor repayment by previous borrowers.
Kegagalan bayar, punca k'jaan kurangkan pinjaman PTPTN
Menjawan soalan Lim Guan Eng (DAP - Bagan), Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin memaklumkan tindakan kerajaan mengurangkan jumlah pinjaman Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) adalah kerana jumlah permohonan yang semakin ramai.
Bagaimanapun, katanya yang juga adalah menteri pelajaran, sebab utama adalah kegagalan sebilangan besar peminjam membayar balik menyebabkan tabungan sedia ada tidak dapat bertahan.
Sin Chew Daily:National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) announced the adjustment of the amount of student loans, and the study loan amount will be reduced by 5% for all students in public universities, while 15% for private tertiary students with immediate effect.
Medical courses are not affected by this change. This was reportedly due to government's understanding that tuition fees of medical courses are expensive, hence no adjustment to the student study loan amount.The justification for this change (which has been in effect since 1st November 2014) was reportedly to benefit more students as more students will have their PTPTN study loan application accepted. The most impacted students will be those studying and staying in Klang Valley such as undergraduates from University of Malaya, KL due to the rising cost of living. A better and more rational change would be to offer different study loan amount according to different tier of city, town, rural etc.
While the SPM English exam is approaching, rumour of new format flies around social media. This is simply baseless and not accurate. This is not official, most likely was the internal marking schema used by a school which got its way to the social media. Please double confirm with your SPM English teacher. Please do not worry much about the below:
SPM ENGLISH 1119
MINOR CHANGES OF FORMATS & MARKING GUIDELINESPaper 1 A. Directed Writing
NO marks for Format (we used to have 1-2 marks for Format before this) NO / MINIMAL marks for simply rewriting the given points. Students MUST add their own ideas.MORE emphasis on Grammar, especially for Formal Letter B. Continuous Writing
Students NEED to write more than 350 words (any lesser, it will affect students' marks) Elaboration of ideas is also a mustNO more Beginning @ Ending stories (Rationale: It's been found that some schools did not teach their st…