Prov'l Education Office set to screen SHS students

May 17, 2019 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) through the Provincial Education Office (PEdO) is set to conduct the screening and interview of new applicants of the senior high school (SHS) Scholarship Program on May 21-24, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the 2nd floor of Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena, Laoag City. 

740 new applicants will undergo initial screening, alongside 352 SHS students who will renew their scholarship grants.

Implemented last November, the SHS Scholarship Program is the newest addition to the integrated Sirib Scholarship Program of the PGIN.

It was established through the Provincial Ordinance No. 049-2018 sponsored by Senior Board Member (SBM) Matthew Marcos Manotoc. The SHS Scholarship Program aims to provide monthly cash allowance to beneficiaries to augment fare and boarding fees, and to buy school supplies, among others.

"Positive ang feedback ng unang taon ng SHS Scholarship Program. Ebidensiya nito ang dami ng tumatangkilik at nag-apply sa'tin ngayong semester," Ms. Carolyn Agcaoili, PEdO's Education Research Assistant I, remarked.

Every semester, PEdO offers 1,000 slots to SHS students regardless of the curriculum strand. In exchange, beneficiaries render 20 hours of community service within the duration of the scholarship program, through the supervision of the Sirib Ilokano Kabataan Association (SIKA).

Agcaoili also motivates the students to keep on trying, saying: "Ang laking ginhawa nitong programa ng Provincial Government lalo na sa mga gustong-gustong makapagtapos sa pag-aaral ngunit walang resources. Madami talaga itong natutulungan. Kaya naman sa mga hindi makaka-abot sa application ngayong semestersince first come, first serve, pwede pa kayong mag-apply sa susunod na semester."

She further reminded interested applicants to present proof of general weighted grade not lower than 85%, certificate of indigency, and birth certificate on the day of application.

by Blessing Angel Agliam



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