Free tablet giveaway now down to 400,000, says Annuar

A free tablet PC giveaway to tertiary-level understudies from low-pay, or B40, families will be made accessible to around 400,000 understudies rather than a previous objective of 600,000, the public authority said today.

Interchanges and media serve Annuar Musa said his service brought down the number as true figures displayed there were less understudies under the B40 class than prior suspected.

The public authority presented the “Peranti Siswa” giveaway under Budget 2022. It means to give meriting understudies openly and private colleges, including polytechnic and local area and private universities a legitimate tablet PC. To be qualified, they should demonstrate their family had a family pay of under RM4,850.

Annuar said the public authority said the lower number of target beneficiaries would likewise empower the public authority to give top of the line tablet gadgets rather than gadgets with lower particulars worth RM800 each.

He said the prior 600,000 set number was simply a monetary objective set by the money service in the government financial plan.

“The cost of the tablet PCs we are offering is a lot higher than the RM800 ones,” he told journalists after an appreciation supper for the media at an inn this evening.

Annuar said the public authority would almost certainly extend the program to incorporate understudies at educator trade schools and other government-partnered instructive foundations, like registration universities.

Understudies keen on applying for the gadget can do as such here

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