Best students to get special bonus
Denpasar: Bali provincial administration has allocated funds to award a special bonus to the students who achieve the top three places at national level in the national examinations, if they attend schools in Bali.
Anak Agung Ngurah Gde Sujaya, head of Bali education office, stated that he was optimistic that students from Bali would again achieve the highest scores in the exams. He has prepared Rp 10 million for the student gaining the best grades, Rp 7.5 million for second place and Rp 5 million for third place, provided they are Bali students.
Last year, a Bali student from SMA 4 high school attained the government’s award as the highest achiever in the exams.
Sujaya said students from several high schools in Bali, such as SMA 4 and SMA 1 in Denpasar and SMA1 and SMA Lab in Singaraja in Buleleng regency, could get high scores in the national exams, which ended last week.
Meanwhile, Udayana University has stated that it will warmly welcome the best students to study there in the coming academic year.
The university’s rector, I Made Bakta, said that students who got the highest scores in the national exam could enroll in any department of their interest.
The students will not have to undergo any further test.
The rules also apply to students who have won various international competitions such as Math Olympiads, Physic Olympiads and others.