Friday, 6 July 2012
30 JP scholars at CamNorte State College
By PERCY A OSTONAL
THIRTY municipal government scholars have been enrolled for the current school year at the CamNorte State College in Daet.
This was learned from the office of Jose Panganiban Mayor Ricarte Padilla, which said that the students are taking up a basic four-year course of their choices.
Education at the state college is free being a government-sponsored institution.
The JP-local government is providing each of the scholars a monthly stipend of P500, for a total of P15,000 a month, during the 10-month college course.
The rest of their schooling expenses including bus fares, food allowances, board and lodging are provided by their parents or relatives.
“We are maintaining 30 scholars at any given time,” Padilla told MWBuzz recently.
He said that there are many youth who would like to go to college but their parents could not afford the cost especially in private schools.
That’s why we are doing our best to help qualified students get a college education through the state college in Daet, Padilla said.
“This is one of our means to reduce the number of out-of-school youth in our town.”
The scholarship candidates take the qualifying exams in April and those who made it are further screened by a committee named by the Office of the Mayor.
“They are selected according to merits,” Padilla said, adding that there’s no “palakasan” in their programme unlike in the past municipal administration.
“Pag di ka kilala o malakas, yung papel mo eh mapupunta sa ilalim ng file (if you knew nobody, you’re scholarship application papers would go to the bottom of the file,” he said.
The scholars have to maintain good or acceptable grades to be able to continue enjoying their scholarships.