KUALA LUMPUR – April 13, 2018: Barisan Nasional will offer more incentives and programmes in education if it wins the 14th general elections.
One promise in BN’s manifesto is to allocate RM12 million for special education for the rural communities that will benefit about 615,000 students.
It further pledges to reduce the dropout rate among Orang Asli students and increase the number of literacy programmes in the rural areas. Another promise is to establish an Al-Quran University and complement tahfiz schools with technical training.
The manifesto also pledges to equip up to five million school-going children with digital skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution within five years.
The opposition Pakatan Harapan pledges to postpone the repayment of loans with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation and stop the practice of blacklisting borrowers who fail to pay their loan.
More students from lower-income families will be enrolled into elite public boarding schools while facilities at religious and vernacular schools will be improved.