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

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - METRO - BY NEIL ALCOBER

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.

PHO­TO­GRAPH BY ANALY LA­BOR FOR THE DAILY TRI­BUNE @tri­bunephl_ana

HAL­LOWEEN is still a month away, but the Pasig lo­cal gov­ern­ment has posted tar­pau­lins warn­ing the pub­lic on the coro­n­avirus dis­ease.

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