A Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) leaver is being accepted into the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), but she cannot afford to pay the admission fee on Aug 28.
Nor Azila Osman, 20, had been working as factory operator while waiting for the STPM result, but the money she had been saving from her work was not enough to cover her expenses.
“I received the offer letter on Aug 8 to pursue the Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language with Education in UPSI, but the money that I have been saving is not enough to pay for the registration fee,” she told reporters when met at Sik Umno Division office here today.
The Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Sik former student, who is an orphan, has been living with her brother, Mohd Zuki Osman, 45, a security guard, since last year.
Nor Azila, who scored 3.42 in the STPM, said the registration fee for one semester was RM2,182.35 but she only had about RM1,000.
Thus, Nor Azila said she decided to get help from Belantik assemblyman Datuk Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah.
Mohd Tajuddin, who is also Kedah Information, Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Committee chairman was touched and felt the need to help the student.
“I know this family personally and I will take the responsibility in terms of the registration fees and other necessities to help her continue her studies,” he said.