Thanks to this program, free food vouchers will be given to B40 students in a targeted manner. In principle, the issuance of food vouchers is due to MOHE’s concern about the cost of living faced by students and families, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOHE estimates that a total of 443,760 food vouchers can be provided, worth RM15 per voucher. The program, which began on October 18, includes an allocation of RM6.6 million. About 88,752 targeted B40 students, who have been identified by their respective public universities, are expected to benefit from this initiative.
The program is implemented using two methods:
– Five universities, namely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Pertahanan Malaysia (UPNM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UniMAS) and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), will use digital vouchers, which can be redeemed by scanning a QR code.
– 15 more universities will use cash vouchers, in which the money is put into student accounts for the purchase of food.
Students can redeem these food vouchers in the cafeterias of their respective universities.