Remember that the government promised that it will provide free tablets to students from B40 families who are studying at institutes of higher learning (IHL) during the Budget 2022?
We didn’t either.
But recently the Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa announced on his Twitter account that applications for the second KKMM Student Devices programme (PERSIS) will open in mid-April.
He added that the devices will be delivered in June this year.
The offer is open to all full-time students from B40 families who are taking their diploma or degree at public or private IHLs.
During the budget, the government said that the programme will benefit approximately 600,000 students at the cost of RM450 million. That’s about RM750 per student.
The telcos that are expected to be involved in the programme include Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile, Telecom Malaysia, and YTL (YES).
Siswa siswi dari keluarga miskin dan B40 yg mengikuti kursus diploma dan ijazah di IPTA dan IPTS,yg memerlukan peranti utk pembelajaran ,boleh memohon peranti di bawah PERSIS(Program Peranti Siswa-KKMM) mulai pertengahan April ini.Peranti akan di sediakan mulai JUN 2022. pic.twitter.com/jCdx75tQEA— Annuar Musa (@AnnuarMusa) March 4, 2022