The Ministry of Higher Education launches a subsidized meal program for UTM students

JOHOR BARU: Despite recent increases in living expenses, the Ministry of Higher Education has taken the initiative to offer food to students at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at a lower price.

Malaysia’s Family Student Food Basket Scheme, which has been serving meals for as little as RM3.50 since Monday, July 11, has had a significant positive impact on the public, especially students.

The Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Professor Datuk Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail (Photo) said that with this kind of help, students can now fully concentrate on their studies without worrying about the cost of buying food.

“On the Johor Baru campus, the menu is available in three particular cafeterias,” he said in a statement Thursday, July 14.

He believed that at the very least, this program could reduce the financial pressure that students face when buying their daily meals.

“In addition, UTM management will continuously monitor food quality and price,” he said.

He added that providing students with food that is both nutritious and affordable is crucial.

“Based on the feedback, UTM students were satisfied with the Malaysian Family Student Love Menu program,” he said.