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Program and Assistance

Last updated on December 5th, 2023 at 10:17 pm

  • The scheme aims to foster national integration through this program involving the peninsular states, Sarawak and Sabah. This sponsorship scheme targets academically outstanding students for admission into Form 1 and Form 4 classes as follows:
    • Selected premier schools and Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara in Peninsular Malaysia.
    • Selected premier schools in Sabah and Labuan.
    • Students selected by Sabah Foundation for admission into selected premier schools in Sarawak
  • Malaysian citizen and no other sponsorship/scholarship.
  • Passed the Pentaksiran Kemasukan Sekolah Khusus (PKSK).
  • Offered a place at a Boarding School/High Performance School or Kolej GENIUS@Pintar Negara.
  • Covering Sarawak Students born and resident in Sarawak to the Peninsula and Labuan, Sabah Students born and resident in Sabah to Sarawak, Peninsular Students born and resident in the Peninsula to Sarawak.
Scope of Assistance
  • Fees, books and stationeries
  • Allowances for school uniform and basic necessities
  • Annual return air fares
  • Community Program to create awareness among the public on the importance of education and assistance provided for those in need. The target groups are:
    • Primary and Secondary School Students.
    • Parents, school leavers youth & community leaders.
Program Components
  • Education Roadshow.
  • Educational Awareness Program.
  • IPT and Technical Institution Tour Program.
Program Implementation
  • Collaboration with State Education Department, District Education Office, Resident and District Office or other relevant agencies.
  • Easing the financial burden of parents in providing their children’s schooling needs.
  • Children from families registered in the e-Kasih programme
  • Year 1 and Form 1 students
  • Students with special needs (disabilities)
  • Penan students
  • Endorsed by the Regional Focus Group
Type of Assistance
  • Voucher worth RM200.00 for each recipients for the purchase of school uniforms, shoes and school bags at registered outlets throughout Sarawak.
  • Please click for a list of registered supplier references.
Program Implementation
  • Schools identify eligible students, processed by the District Education Office and deliberated at the Regional Focus Group Committee for endorsement and verified by the Resident Office before submission to Yayasan Sarawak.
  • A pioneering initiative by the Sarawak Government to improve the well-being and ease the burden of the people, especially those with low incomes in the main cities.
  • Free School Bus Service on a hop-on hop-off basis in Kuching and students can ride the school bus for free on the designated routes (Please refer to the Bus Route Brochure below).
  • School Bus Fare Assistance for students and students category B40 in Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.
    Kuching Hop-on Hop-off Bus Route
    • Improve the overall performance of selected rural schools.
    • Narrowing the performance gaps between rural and urban schools.
    Program Components
    • Academic Counselling.
    • Student Camp.
    • Motivation.
    • Tours.
    • A complimentary programme in collaboration with State Education Department
    • Inculcate reading habits among school children
    Program Components
    • Supplying reading materials to selected primary and secondary schools
    • Schools and books identification through collaboration with State Education Department
    • Incentives to students who obtained outstanding results in public examinations.
    • Encourage academic excellence among students
    • Urban Schools: all A's in SPM and all A or CGPA 4.00 in STPM subjects
    • Rural Schools: SPM=minimum of 7 As and Bs for other subjects; STPM=CGPA 3.5 and above
    • Students do not have to apply. Final list of recipients is done in collaboration with the Sarawak State Education Department.
    • Awards in the form of BSN Premium Savings Certificate as follows:
      • SPM : RM500.00
      • STPM : RM700.00
    • Rewarding exceptional performance among schools, their leadership, teachers, students and staff of the state education service for the contributions towards education excellence in the state.
    • Encourage excellence and healthy competitions among schools, students and those in the education service.
    • Schools submit nominations to the State Education Department
    • The award recipients are not eligible for nomination within the next 3 years.
    • Open to all government and government-aided schools.
    • Assisting the State Education Department in implementing special programmes considered critical but not within their annual budget.
    • State Education Department to identify critical programmes based on the budget allocated
    • The programmes are reviewed annually
    • Final approval by the Board’s Education Committee