Bukit Asam Held Bidiksiba Polinema Selection

PT Bukit Asam Tbk held a selection process for educational scholarships around Bukit Asam (Bidiksiba) to enter Malang State Polytechnic (Polinema). 41 participants took part in the selection process at the Bukit Asam Tanjung Enim Vocational School, Saturday (June 20).

Bidiksiba Chairman, Yusril Alamsyah, through Secretary Syamsuir said that the Bidiksiba program had a collaboration with the local government including Muara Enim District covering Lawang Kidul District, Tanjung Agung District, Muara Enim District, and Lahat District covering Merapi Barat District and Merapi Timur District. The scholarship grantees will study at Polinema with full scholarships covering tuition fees and living expenses.

"All costs will be borne by Bukit Asam, on condition that the scholarship grantees must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. If the GPA is below 3.0 for three times in a row, the scholarship will be revoked," Syamsuir added.

Bidiksiba is an educational scholarship for communities around the company's operational areas. Bukit Asam takes this program seriously and provides funds amounting to Rp 6.3 Billion for this year.

In the meantime, Bukit Asam also plans to hold a health education scholarship for the surrounding community in order to fulfill human resources needs at Bukit Asam Medika Hospital (BAM), Tanjung Enim. Several possible collaborations with a number of universities are now being explored.