The KIP Kuliah program is primarily meant for low-income students who have performed well academically.Last month, Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim issued a ministerial regulation introducing measures to help higher education students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including by reducing university tuition fees.Under the policy, university students who are on leave or who are not taking any course credits no longer need to pay tuition fees. Those who are in their final semester of study and are taking fewer than six course credits will only pay only half of normal tuition.While experts applauded the move, some expressed concern that only small portion of the national education budget was allocated to private universities.Topics : “The government will also provide support for private universities through the KIP scheme by giving financial assistance to 410,000 students in the third, fifth and seventh semesters of college,” Angkie Yudistia wrote.Read also: COVID-19 education funds leave much to be desiredShe said 60 percent of the program’s funds would be allocated to private university students and 40 percent to state university students.“The government will make sure every state university reduces its tuition fees or sets a new tuition fee plan so that educational fees will be no longer be a burden for students,” Angkie said. Government announced on Wednesday that it would expand its Indonesia Smart Card (KIP) program to provide financial assistance to more university students in need.In a statement released on Wednesday, presidential staffer Angkie Yudistia announced that the new KIP Kuliah program, which was initially only intended for incoming freshmen, would be expanded to students in the third, fifth and seventh semesters of university.Under the program, university students will receive Rp 2.4 million (US$166.5) in grants for university tuition, while students enrolled in vocational colleges will receive Rp 800,000 per semester.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 11 seed UTEP (17-14, 8-10) vs. No. 6 seed Marshall (16-15, 10-8)Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: UTEP and Marshall are prepared to square off in the first round of the CUSA tourney. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Feb. 15, when the Thundering Herd outshot UTEP 42.4 percent to 35 percent and hit seven more 3-pointers on the way to a 10-point victory. Marshall faces UTEP in CUSA tourney March 10, 2020 Associated Press BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Marshall’s Taevion Kinsey has averaged 16.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists while Jarrod West has put up 14.4 points, four rebounds and 4.1 assists. For the Miners, Bryson Williams has averaged 17.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Souley Boum has put up 12.9 points.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Daryl Edwards has made or assisted on 51 percent of all UTEP field goals over the last three games. Edwards has accounted for 30 field goals and eight assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Marshall is 0-6 this year when it scores 66 points or fewer and 16-9 when it scores at least 67.PERFECT WHEN: The Thundering Herd are 5-0 when at least five of their players score 10 or more points and 11-15 when any fewer than that achieve double-figures. The Miners are 10-0 when they score at least 71 points and 7-14 on the year when falling short of 71.DID YOU KNOW: Marshall is ranked ninth in all of Division I with an average of 75.3 possessions per game. The fast-paced Thundering Herd have pushed that total to 77.8 possessions per game over their last five games. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com