Establishment of a committee to improve social assistance to university students

PETALING JAYA: A committee has been set up to support and strengthen governance and efficiency in the distribution of social assistance to university students, says Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad (Photo).

The Higher Education Minister said she would lead the Malaysian Action Committee on Family Student Livelihood while the Institutional Level Implementation Committee would be chaired by the respective Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Heads of Institutions higher education (HEI).

“The first meeting was held on July 12 in the presence of the senior management of the ministry, rectors and representatives of public universities, presidents and representatives of associations of private HEIs, presidents and representatives of the National Student Advisory Council.

“Seven decisions were adopted at the meeting, including six months of rental exemptions for cafeteria operators and food service providers on public university campuses, and the Malaysian Family Students’ Food Basket initiative where the Malaysian family menu worth RM3.50 under the initiative must be appropriate and reflect the diversity of HEI racial composition.

“To monitor the increase in prices of goods and services that involves students living in HEIs, a monitoring team from KPT – Student Living Costs will carry out continuous monitoring,” she said in a statement on Thursday. July 14th.

Other decisions that were made during the meeting, Noraini said, include strengthening the student food bank initiative, coordinating salary rates for the Job on Campus program at the HEI level, developing an action plan for student support, the granting of tax rebates or exemptions to contributors. that channel sponsorship in various forms, and more frequent transport schedules.

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