I refer to the letter ‘Call to increase BPTV allowance’ by student, published in the Opinion page of the Borneo Bulletin on December 18, 2019.
I would like to support his call to increase the BPTV allowance as I am also a student currently studying at a local institution under the BPTV scheme.
Apart from finding how low the allowance is, there is also the frustration of having to decline job offers from companies and the suffering of having to wait for months until the Ministry of Education (MoE) decides to release the allowance. Unfortunately, this has been a constant problem from year to year and we are not even close to seeing improvements from the relevant ministries.
We are pleading to the government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the authorities to consider looking into this as soon as possible.