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UniKL joins Jelajah Pendidikan 2022, offers study opportunities to underprivileged

The Prime Minister signed his portrait, a special gift from UniKL.

Since its inception in 2002, Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) has always been committed to helping provide further education opportunities to underprivileged youths.

This effort is further reinforced through the university’s involvement in the Jelajah Pendidikan Keluarga Malaysia (JPKM) 2022, which was first launched in Segamat, Johor, and continued to Bera, Pahang yesterday (13 March 2022).

The JPKM 2022 launching ceremony in Bera also saw the Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat (YAB) Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob present UniKL’s offer letter to a student from Temerloh, Pahang.

The 21-year-old Irfan Bukhari Ahmad Badri, who will embark on a bachelor’s degree programme at UniKL Business School (UBIS), said that the face-to-face interaction at JPKM 2022 helped him to easily complete the UniKL admission process.

“This is a chance that I should grab, and I believe JPKM 2022 indeed helps those who have lack access to higher education, maybe due to financial barriers, family commitments and a lack of flexible study options,” he shared.

Meanwhile, YAB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri, in his opening remarks, noted that JPKM 2022 seeks not only to help students from low-income families but also those who do not meet the requirements for university admissions.

In Bera alone, he stated, approximately 1,000 offer letters were expected to be issued to those interested in pursuing higher education.

“We also focus on helping these (underprivileged) groups, because sometimes, their family’s status and background do not allow them to continue their studies, hence we try to help them through this tour.

“Therefore, through JPKM 2022, we will go down to meet students facing such issues and help them,” said him, while adding that a total of 1,853 students had received offer letters during the tour in Segamat.

Also present, Minister of Federal Territories, YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Shahidan Kassim, Chairman of Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP), Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of PRIHATIN, Dato’ Mohd Aizuddin Ghazali and President/Chief Executive Officer of UniKL, Datuk Dr Roziah Omar.

JPKM 2022 which is being held until 30 April 2022 is an initiative and special project by YAB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri to provide higher education opportunities to the entire community, especially those in rural areas.

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