‘Troubled times ahead for PTPTN’May 24, 2019 | National News
PETALING JAYA: Statistics show that the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will not be able to sustainably provide loans in the future given its current financial scenario, says the corporation’s Public Consultation Independent Advisory Panel.
This means that students keen on applying for PTPTN loans in the future may need to turn to other scholarship funds, said the panel’s chairman Sheikh Shahruddin Sheikh Salim.
“The total number of students requiring loans from PTPTN is on an upward trend and is expected to grow from 180,000 today to 250,000 by 2040,” he said during PTPTN’s first public consultation town hall session at Universiti Malaya yesterday.
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