Penang State Government Introduces B40 Education Initiative with UNITAR

Petaling Jaya, 24 July 2023 – The Penang State Government has introduced the B40 Education initiative to provide lifelong learning opportunities to Penangites.

A total of 20 full scholarships worth RM 1 Million was made available for B40 Penangites to pursue tertiary education programmes at UNITAR International University (“UNITAR”) with the encouragement of TYT Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi Bin Haji Abdul Razak, Governor of Penang. A scholarship awarding ceremony was held at Seri Mutiara, official residence of the Governor of Penang, for those pursuing either Foundation or Diploma programmes who will continue their studies to a Bachelor’s Degree programme.

The initiative in the form of a scholarship covered the entire tuition and accommodation fees of UNITAR students, requiring them to fulfil the following criteria before being allocated the agreed amount: a resident in Penang within the B40 category, SPM qualified students and met the entry requirements of the Foundation/Diploma programmes.

Under the Penang State Government initiative, successful applicants could pursue conventional or online programmes at UNITAR’s Main Campus in Kelana Jaya. The scholarship is an all-in-one offer that fully covers all fees for the entire duration of a student’s tenure at UNITAR.

“Since its inception in 1997, UNITAR has promised to deliver high-quality education for all its students. This became the driving force behind their trust and confidence in us as a leading education provider. Today, thanks to the Penang State Government, UNITAR is privileged to offer 20 individuals from B40 households with the opportunity to accelerate their future with us,” said UNITAR Vice Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Bin Abu Bakar.

Proudly serving industry-leading education to over 7,000 students across UNITAR’s Main Campus and Regional Centres in Malaysia, UNITAR graduates continue to be widely headhunted among top heavyweights in the booming workforce, all thanks to the quality and prestige of education that has been long provided by the institution.


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