Tuition Aid Scheme (TAS)


The Tuition Aid Scheme (TAS) which was launched on 2 August 2004 is an educational intervention programme targeted for poor students with low academic achievement. The aim of TAS is to provide extra guidance or tuition which is structured for poor students whose achievement is low in the subjects of Malay Language,English Language, Science and Mathematics.The extra classes provided are an effort to improve students' academic achievement. This scheme is targeted for Malaysian students of Year 4, 5 and 6 in government and government-aided schools from families with monthly income below the level of poverty. With this aid, parents are exempted from the tuition fees. The allocation is channelled directly to schools. The government also provides incentive for teachers who volunteer to give tuition to the selected students to recognise their efforts and contributions.

The objectives of TAS are as follow:

  1. To increase student-teacher contact hour
  2. To increase the students' level of motivation and confidence as well as to enhance their knowledge and basic skills
  3. To improve students' academic achievement
  4. To bridge the gap of academic achievement among students
  5. To increase the enrolment rate of poor students at tertiary level.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Malaysian students.
  2. Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 in government and government aided schools.
  3. Family income below poverty level i.e. RM530.00 and below for Peninsular Malaysia; RM585.00 and below for Sarawak; and RM685.00 and below for Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
  4. Students who are refered to by the subject teachers.