Glad to see assistance for non-governmental educational institutions Hope for government to institutionalize fair allocation of funds

Statement by Dong Zong

 17 January 2020

Glad to see assistance for non-governmental educational institutions 

Hope for government to institutionalize fair allocation of funds

 

Dong Zong welcomes and recognizes the move by the Ministry of Finance in allocating funds to three non-governmental university colleges and all Chinese independent secondary schools in the country for the second consecutive year.

 

Following the same move made in 2019, the Ministry of Finance has again allocated RM2 million each to New Era University College, Hanjiang Media University College as well as Southern University College and a total of RM15 million to all Chinese independent secondary schools in the country. This special gift, presented just before Chinese New Year, will be able to relieve the financial burden of the three non-governmental tertiary educational institutions. It is also RM3 million higher as compared with the allocation made to the Chinese independent secondary schools last year. Such a move shows the attention given by the Pakatan Harapan government towards non-profit educational institutions.  

 

The three non-governmental tertiary educational institutions mentioned above and all the Chinese independent secondary schools in Malaysia have, for many years, nurtured talents for the country and contributed much to the nation. They should have been supported by the government long ago. We hopes that the Pakatan Harapan government is aware of the importance of educational investment in upgrading the nation’s competitiveness and the quality of its people. And since it is willing to take the unprecedented move of allocating funds to Chinese independent secondary schools and non-governmental tertiary educational institutions, it should continue to implement fairer policies for schools of various streams. Henceforth, it should also institutionalize the fund allocation process in a fairer and more reasonable manner to ensure equitable distribution of benefits. This will enable the non-profit educational institutions to forge ahead in their endeavours to contribute to national development.  

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