IBS College students receive BB1M book voucher


FOR BOOKS: Hii presenting a BB1M voucher to one of the 298 recipients recently.

MIRI: IBS College, a private college of higher education here that was awarded four stars under MyQUEST of The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in 2009, recently organised a book voucher handing over ceremony to distribute the Baucer Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M).

A total of 298 students received the book vouchers valued at RM200 each. This means a total of RM59,600 for books have been dispersed to IBS students from the government.

The voucher is meant for purchasing textbooks, reference materials or stationeries and journals. Student can use the voucher to purchase the items from major bookstores throughout Malaysia before March 31.

Meanwhile, IBS will be inviting local major bookstores to organise a book fair in the coming weeks so that students can make book purchases during the fair.

Dr Antony Hii, the president and chief executive officer of IBS said that as the new semester had just begun, the book voucher arrived just in time to help the students in buying their textbooks and other learning materials for the year.

“All of the students appreciated very much the offer provided by the government and to show their appreciation, they have decided to print a ‘thank you’ message in the local newspapers,” said Hii.

The president of Student Council of IBS 2011, Jeff Chan on behalf of all the students thanked the government for the voucher.

“I wish to thank the government for this caring and creative way of helping us in our studies and I hope all the students will make use of the vouchers to buy all their relevant study materials,” said Chan.

Although the vouchers have been distributed to all diploma and degree students who are presently studying in the college, IBS will try to apply to the Ministry of Higher Education for additional vouchers for its new students.

IBS also encourages students wishing to join the college to register before Feb 15.

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