Students who do well in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination are eligible to receive Public Service Department (JPA) scholarships, said Prime Minisetr Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said the scholarships are for students of all races who want to pursue higher studies in local or foreign institutions.
“Each student irrespective whether Malay, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan or others who obtain 9A+ (in their SPM results) qualify for the JPA scholarships, be it for studies locally or overseas,” he said when addressing MIC’s 64th general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre here today.
Najib (picture) said this scholarship opportunity showed that the government was serious about bringing forth a transformation in line with the 1Malaysia concept.
“This shows that 1Malaysia is not only a slogan but is being practiced in Malaysia,” he said
Meanwhile, Najib said a total of 2,304 of Indian students enrolled for their respective programmes in the public universities.
According to him, 4,541 Indian students applied for places in public universities and 2,499 students qualified.
“About 92.9 per cent of qualified Indian students have been given places in our public universities.
“This is a clear manifesto that we are there to help you, together with you to help the community to move forward. This is the BN’s promise to transform Malaysia to be a fully developed and high income nation,” he added.