MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Feb 2 (PIA) — The P10-million financial assistance from government is benefiting 1,939 provincial youth scholars and 175 Commission on Higher Education (CHED) scholars.
The fund was sourced from Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of the province’s lone district representative Pedro P. Romualdo.
Through this, grantees are freed from school fees and were also enjoying quarterly cash allowances.
Through its partner, the Camiguin Polytechnic State College (CPSC), students are honed in their chosen fields like engineering and technology, agriculture, arts, sciences, education, eco-tourism and nursing, including technical vocational education and training (TVET).
Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, likewise, acknowledged the assistance of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) for implementing P1.1-million worth of training under its work scholarship program.
The fund extended assistance to CPSC and to the Camiguin School of Arts and Trades (CSAT), that helped 174 students.
Tesda’s private education student financial assistance (Pespa) also helped 52 needy student scholars.
All in all, Tesda’s TVET training has reached about 4,462 graduate beneficiaries in the province, last year. (PIA)