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March 5, 2007

JPA To Sponsor 1,800 Students To Study Abroad

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KEPALA BATAS, March 4 (Bernama) — The Public Service Department (JPA) will sponsor 1,800 students this year to pursue their studies in top foreign universities.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said this would be 300 more than last year where the department sponsored 1,500 students.
Speaking to reporters after launching a campaign to promote education programmes under the ministry here today, he said the sponsorship was not inclusive of scholarships offered by government-linked companies (GLCs).
Mustapa said starting from this year, the government as well as the GLCs would only extend financial support to students who had secured placings at top universities.
He also said that the government had decided not to send Malaysian students to Crimea State Medical University (CSMU) in Ukraine as degrees from there were not recognised by the country.
The recognition was withdrawn since last year but this would not affect the more than 1,000 Malaysian students already there as they had enrolled into the university earlier, he said.
Earlier in his speech, he said applications to enrol in public institutions of higher learning would be done solely online from 2008 as the ministry would stop issuing paper forms for the applications from that year.

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