Increase in TVET allocation cannot be ascertained yet - Nurul Izzah


Modified 26 Jul 2018, 3:59 am

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) empowerment committee cannot ascertain if there is an increase in the allocation for TVET programmes, said its chairperson Nurul Izzah Anwar.

She said this was due to abuse in the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) last year.

She told reporters this after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Yayasan MyPrihatin and the IJN Foundation in Kuala Lumpur yesterday to raise funds to help children from poor families to receive treatment at the National Heart Institute.

On Sept 13 last year, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained for individuals for alleged misappropriation of the PTPK fund, involving nearly RM40 million.

Nurul Izzah, who is Permatang Pauh MP said efforts would be made to bring TVET graduates on par with degree graduates.

Contributions to the My Heart Fund could be channelled through the Maybank account of Yayasan MyPrihatin at account number 5648 0164 8485.

- Bernama