BINTULU: A total of 192 students from primary and secondary schools in Jepak constituency received school uniform vouchers from Yayasan Sarawak.
The vouchers were handed out at SMK Kemena yesterday by Minister in the Chief Ministers Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) cum Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.
Talib (third left) presents the vouchers to a representative of the school.
Yayasan Sarawak deputy director Ellen Manium Engang said starting this year, Sarawak government has allocated school uniform voucher worth RM200 to each of the 19,000 students in the state.
Parents must make sure the vouchers are exchanged for school uniform worth RM200.Do not accept if the seller offers unreasonable price. Go to other stores that give better offers, he said.
He added that With the RM200 voucher, each student can get at least two or three sets of good quality school uniform.
According to him, there are about 70 stores throughout Sarawak that accept this voucher which is similar to other government aid vouchers.For Bintulu district, the students can go to Jun Rong Bintulu and MC Mart Bintulu.
Meanwhile, Talib said with such assistance, the government hoped to ease the burden of parents every time the new school session begin.
This assistance shows that Sarawak government is concerned about the problems and needs of the people, especially parents and guardians who have to deal with the rising cost of living and goods, he said.
Talib also hoped this assistance will motivate the students in primary and secondary schools to do well.
Among those present were Bintulu District officer Mataip Sayu, a representative of Bintulu Resident Edward Tawang and Bintulu Education officer Fred Entau.
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