Pasig offers indigent private students scholarships
Not all those who are studying in private schools are well off. There are also some who are cash-strapped but who are studying in private schools
The Pasig City government is offering scholarships to the city’s indigent students who are studying in private schools.
Mayor Vico Sotto said the local government will provide more than 3,000 slots for scholarships to the city’s private school students for this school year.
“They are part this year but only in our scholarship program,” Sotto said.
“Not all those who are studying in private schools are well off. There are also some who are cashstrapped but who are studying in private schools. There are some private schools that are struggling financially and might soon close. If they close, the public schools will suffer because they will have an overload of students next school year,” he added.
The Pasig chief executive advised those who want to avail of a scholarship to inquire at their respective schools, so that the scholarship office of the city government will not be overloaded.
Sotto said they, together with the city’s private school organizations, decided to divide the scholarship slots to more than 100 private schools in the city.
“Our priority will be the smaller ones, so the sharing will be equitable,” he explained.
“We will not be able to help all those who are studying in private schools. But we will do our best,” Sotto added.
The Pasig local government has more than 18,000 scholars this school year.
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