Petronas Awards Sponsorship to 45 SPM High Achievers From Sabah

KOTA‭ ‬ ‭ ‬KINABALU‭‭: ‬Forty-five‬ ‭ Sijil‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Pelajaran‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Malaysia‭ ‬ ‭ ‬2020‭ ‬ ‭ ‬ ‭ ‬high‬ achievers from Sabah have been awarded an education sponsorship under the PETRONAS
Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) this year.
Five of them will pursue tertiary education at foreign universities while the remaining will be
placed at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). ‭ ‬They are among 301 PESP recipients
nationwide, selected from over 10,000 applicants this year.
Head of PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Siti Ayu Abdul Wahab said‭ ‬ despite the current
challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, PETRONAS remains committed in
investing in education and human capital development to ensure a sustainable pipeline of
capable leaders and competent workforce.
“It is an effort that we have been driving for the past 46 years. We believe in the power and
value of education in uplifting lives and progressing the nation forward,” Siti Ayu said.
PETRONAS will invest over RM120 million to fund the studies of the 301 recipients this year.
The‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Sponsorship‭ ‬ ‭ ‬has‭ ‬ ‭ ‬broadened‭ ‬ ‭ ‬to‭ ‬ ‭ ‬include‭ ‬ ‭ ‬disciplines‭ ‬ ‭ ‬such‭ ‬ ‭ ‬as‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Biochemistry,‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Business
Administration (Marketing & Trading), and Environmental Science to support PETRONAS’
cleaner energy and sustainability agenda.


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