Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Scholarship based on total merit?
PM Najib announced that a special scholarship will be awarded based totally on merit.
He did not say how many would be awarded
He did not say how it will affect the current 2,000 scholarships offered by JPA.
He did not say if it is on top of the JPA quantity
He did not say if JPA would be changing the quota currently used.
He did not address how top students will be recognised in 2010 where there will be students from religious schools are allowed to take 11 subjects, 1 more than the rest. [from 2011 onwards only will all students be capped at 10 subjects]
Shall I cheer or jeer at this news?