by AZALEA AZUAR
SOME 17,800 asnaf students from 178 selected areas will be receiving zakat donations from the National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN) under the “Program Kembara Keluarga Simpan SSPN 2022”.
The programme, launched by caretaker Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad early last month, in collaboration with the Community Development Department and community leaders as they wish to encourage the community to start saving early for their children’s future higher education.
PTPTN chairman Dr Apli Yusoff said the corporation has allocated RM1.78 million in the form of SSPN (NationalEducationSavingsScheme) Prime Savings account to ensure the success of the programme.
Kicked off in Terengganu on Oct 20 and 26, the programme has so far benefitted 100 asnaf students in the Kuala Nerus district, where each of them received RM100 for their SSPN Prime Savings account.
“I believe this programme will be beneficial to the Malaysian Family in terms of financial planning for higher education purposes as we are always committed and concerned with helping and supporting the community for their education’s progress.
“We strongly hope the programme will enable the children to create great success in their academics and personality, thus becoming the pride of their mothers and fathers,” he said in a statement recently.
He added that the programme will also be implemented in four other states, namely Sabah, Melaka, Johor and Penang.
This article first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print edition