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Jakarta Post

Scholarships still provided despite global economic crisis

  • Tifa Asrianti, Triwik Kurniasari, and Anisa Basuki

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 30 2008   /  10:29 am

The city administration will still provide scholarships to gifted and dedicated students, especially those requiring financial assistance, despite the U.S.-led economic crisis, an official says. Jakarta Middle and High Education Agency head Margani Mustar said the crisis would not affect the agency's scholarship program. "The National Education Ministry has made it a priority program so it is using state budget funds. I'm sure the global economic crisis will not affect the ministry's policy and the scholarship program," Margani said. The agency gives scholarships to 45,600 high school and university students, or 12 percent of the 380,000 students recorded at the agency, he said. "Besides scholarships from the agency, several foundations provide scholarships through us." In 2008, 400 university students received scholarships from t...