EDUCATION IS CONSIDERED by most of us to be a universal right. However, the ability to make use of opportunities, especially at the tertiary education level, does vary, be it due to financial difficulties or reasons of physical and mental ability. Penang Monthly explores what the situation is for such students at our local institution of higher learning, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM); and speak to Tan Chin Chin, a USM alumnus, and to Andrea Pui Jia Hui and Felicia Pui Jia Yin, two visually-impaired sisters who have over the years been prominently featured in local headlines for their outstanding academic ...
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