PTPTN Debt Crisis Must be Addressed Immediately


SHAH ALAM, 11 SEPT: The struggles of university students who are not given the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan because the body has failed to collect from defaulters needs to be dealt with immediately.

The Exco in charge of Education, Higher Education and Human Capital Development, Dr Halimah Ali said that the Federal Government’s delay in acting will affect the opportunities for students to pursue their studies in Institutes of Higher Learning (IPT).

“The problem of education must be addressed as stated by the Minister of Education in the launching ceremony of the Malaysian Education Development Plan 2013-2025 recently.

“Focus on this matter is important, not only because it involves the majority of Bumiputera students, but access and facilities should be provided if the Federal Government does not want opportunities of other students to be affected,” he stressed.

Halimah said this in response to media reports explaining that at least 15,000 students will not receive the PTPTN loan of the body fails to recover RM300 million worth of loans which have been issued.

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