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By Jacob Achoi
BAU, Sept 25: Yayasan John Jinep (YJJ) today disbursed a sum of RM48,688 to 29 needy Bidayuh students to pursue their tertiary education.
The students will pursue their studies at diploma and degree levels at various public universities across the country in different fields.
The cheque presentation at Tasik Biru Service Centre was attended by Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep, YJJ chairman William Jinep and the committee of the Education panel William Ding.
William said the financial assistance is meant to help the needy students to pursue their studies at Public Institutes of Higher Learning (IPTAs).
“YJJ was established in 2014 as an endowment foundation to fund and assist the Bidayuh community in the field of education by providing bridging aid assistance to students coming from financially needy backgrounds who are furthering their studies in Malaysian IPTAs only.
“And since its inception, a total of 229 students have been assisted with a total fund of RM324, 213,” he said.
He also told the recipients to master English language, which is very important to get employment, particularly in the private sector.
“As we all know, English is a universal language, which you (recipients) all must master to have better employment opportunities,” he stressed. — DayakDaily