Sunday October 9, 2011
RM200 book voucher will help cut costs, say students
PETALING JAYA: University students welcomed the RM200 book voucher announced in Budget 2012 as a blessing.
University of Malaya student Kalaivaani Sulandhi said she was pleasantly surprised when she heard the announcement.
“I am thankful that I no longer need to borrow all the books that I need from the library,” said the first-year History student.
The daughter of a lorry driver, she previously had to cut down her entertainment expenses just to be able to buy books.
Computer Science student Hong Poh Huey, 20, said the RM200 book voucher was much welcomed as her textbooks would usually cost more than RM300 per semester.
“Textbooks can be really expensive and the voucher will help ease the students’ financial burden,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants student at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Megat Faiz Naim Zainuddin, 25, said the voucher was inadequate as he needed to buy books imported from England.
“Nevertheless, the voucher will be helpful, even if it is only enough to get me one book,” he said.
Second-year Information Tech-nology student Noor Atikhah Rahinin, 20, said the RM200 voucher would help cover her expenses since she was dependent on her civil servant father for an allowance.
“Hopefully, with the book voucher I could ease my father’s burden,” she said.
Noor Atikhah said the book voucher was a great move by the Government to help ease students’ financial woes.
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