A sum of RM85 million will be allocated to Permata, a programme for gifted kids involving 50,000 children under Budget 2017, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.
Some of the funds will be used for establishment of the Top STEM Talents Excellence Centre at Academy of Sciences Malaysia.
In addition, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Raja Melewar in Negeri Sembilan and Kampus Tuanku Bainun in Pulau Pinang will be renovated to become Permata Pintar and Berbakat Centre.
Permata is headed by Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Source : The Malay Mail Online