SHAH ALAM, 13 Mar: A total of 200 students of institutes of higher learning (IPT) received laptops as a contribution from the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) worth RM2,000 each.
Selangor Mufti, Datuk Seri Mohd Tamyes Abd Wahid said that the contribution involved an overall cost of RM400,000.
“The contribution of these laptops will hopefully motivate other LZS-sponsored students, especially children of those who receive Zakat contributions (asnaf) to strive harder in their studies,” he said.
He said this at the Selangor Zakat Board Sponsored Students Get-Together Social held at the Selangor University (Unisel) Pro-Chancellor Hall here
He said that students are urged to make use of the laptops for the purpose of reaching continuous excellence in their education.
This contribution is only open to Selangor born ‘asnaf’ who are studying in IPTs in the state.
Previously, LZS began giving laptops since 2004 to those who excel in their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 and above and it is carried out based on applications as well as having to meet certain criteria.
However, starting this year, those with a CGPA of 2.5 and above are also eligible to receive it.
Unisel Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Anuar Ahmad said that it is hoped that students who are already successful will contribute Zakat payments in future, when they have careers.
Also present was the Deputy General Manager of the LZS Distribution Office, Abdul Basith Hamid and the Unisel Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Assoc Prof Zainal Abidin Kidam.
Until December 2012, LZS has already funded 2,320 asnaf and poor students who continued their studies in private and public institutes of higher learning, beginning from the certificate level, right up to their doctorate level.