Student Teachers Degree Prep Allowances to Cease
PUTRAJAYA: Good news for students, because Degree Preparatory Programme, June 2017 intake students at the Teachers Training Institute will continue to receive a living allowance of RM430 monthly and transport allowance of up to a maximum RM500 per year.
As per Ministry of Education in a statement today said, however, that the allowances would cease to be given to June 2018 intake student teachers who are pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree.
"Instead, their tuition fees amounting to RM27,831.00 will be fully borne by the government during the four-year period of study," it said.
According to the statement, Teacher Education Institute Malaysia had discussed with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to list it as one of its recipient agencies, to enable the student teachers to continue their studies to degree level from June 2018.