Malay Indians eligible for JPA scholarships

March 23rd, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 23 (ANI): Malaysias Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam said that about 7.4 percent of the Indian population were eligible for JPA scholarships this year.

He said the government scholarships would be given to students with outstanding SPM results and after taking into consideration their family backgrounds.

Dr Subramanian was speaking to reporters after closing the MIC Youths Educational Bureaus motivational seminar in Shah Alam.

He said, with the scholarship, the selected students could pursue their studies overseas, The Star reported.

Dr Subramaniam said the MIC had raised the issue of many outstanding Indian students who had failed to get JPA scholarships last year with the Cabinet. (ANI)

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