Every a little bit helps fund tertiary education

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Sept 2017: 

“A small money loan can help me finance my child’s studies,” said a father who received an education loan for his son who is a medical student at a private higher learning institution.

Anandan Ramaligan, 56 – was representing his son, Sashitharan Anandan, 22 – received financial aid amounting to RM10,000 to cover the cost of his medical studies at Melaka Manipal Medical College.

“The overall cost for the medical education is RM350,000, but the RM10,000 received by my son, can be used to pay part of the cost of study for this semester,” said the businessman.

“I have borne my child’s education cost all the time, but these loans can lighten my burden, and if I can, next year my son will try to get another loan.”

Sashitharan was among 504 students from various educational institutions in and outside the country who received education loans totalling RM5.2 million from the Maju Institute of Education Development (MIED), the MIC-owned entity yesterday.

Meanwhile, 24 outstanding Indian students in education and from low-income families from Aimst University received MIED education scholarships, totalling RM1.2 million.

Former MIC president, Tun S. Samy Vellu, who is the chairman of MIED, presented the loan cheques to the students.

– Bernama

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