On Saturday (9 April), the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (K-KOMM) minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa announced that the applications for Pakej PerantiSiswa Keluarga Malaysia tablets for B40 students will open on 15 April.
This initiative is expected to benefit 400,000 students of higher education institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education and from the B40 group.
“Students can begin applying for the tablets, which will be delivered to their place of study. If they are at home, they can make the application online although they are not in campus.”
“Students studying under distance learning can apply but they must register with the university and get a matrix number,” he was quoted saying by Bernama.
Meanwhile, he also assured that the devices come with warranty and were made by an ‘established brand’ in the market.
Annuar Musa said the tablets will be distributed to eligible students in 2 sessions with the first involving about 60% of the total number of recipients and priority is given to applicants with complete data and the second session involve appeal cases, but it would be held not later than 60 days after the first session.
The K-KOMM minister also said the tablets will be given based on the concept of free use. However, students must return the tablets to their respective institutions of higher learning once they have graduated.
He added that an application portal will be opened at the official e-portal of K-KOMM this 15 April, along with full details of the programme.
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