09 Sep '11, 1pm

More Malay students to qualify for tertiary education subsidies

More Malay students to qualify for tertiary education subsidies

Minster-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said that the proportion of Malay households who benefit from the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) scheme, set up in 1991, has fallen as the eligibility criteria have not kept pace with rising incomes. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Lin Zhaowei More Malay students will qualify for subsidies for their tertiary education, after changes to a subsidy scheme were announced on Friday evening. Minster-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said that the proportion of Malay households who benefit from the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) scheme, set up in 1991, has fallen as the eligibility criteria have not kept pace with rising incomes. 'We will revise the TTFS so that it remains relevant to the needs of the community and allow for more Malay families - including the larger families - to benefit from the scheme,' he said a...

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