Petronas education sponsorship given on merit, Dewan Rakyat told

Published on 24 Aug 2020 3:56:31 PM

Petronas' education sponsorship assistance is given to eligible applicants in terms of merit and has no advantage including special quotas for the country's major oil-producing states, including Sabah and Sarawak, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Monday.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Arthur Joseph Kurup said that when replying to an additional question from Awang Husaini Sahari (PKR-Putatan) who wanted to know whether an advantage was given to students from Sabah and Sarawak when applying to the Petronas higher education sponsorship as he deemed the education infrastructure of the two states to be far behind, thus affecting the quality of student education and sponsorship opportunities.