Education Ministry mulls direct payment system for student aid

THE Ministry of Education has said it will improve the payment process for the Bantuan Awal Persekolahan programme, including crediting it directly into the student or parent’s bank account to ensure speedy payment and safety.

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said she had taken note of all suggestions about the payment process for the early schooling aid programme, but said there was a standard operating procedure (SOP) to adhere.