Five Capiz Studes Get Science HS Scholarship
This, after elementary graduating pupils from the different schools here passed the national competitive examination last year.
The examination passers will be given the opportunity to become government scholars who will be molded and trained in the Philippine Science High Schools, particularly on areas of science and mathematics.
Information Officer Juafe Abariles of the Department of Science and Technology-Capiz provincial office disclosed that among the Capiceños who passed the said tilt include Jem Patrice Alfonso and Jean Dorothy Andrada of Capiz Commercial School, Aldrean Paul Alogon of Sigma Central Elementary School, Ashley Marie Bargas of St. Mary’s Academy of Capiz and LJ Jesse Macadangdang of Dao Central School.
Abariles said that of the 1,143 passers for the 2013 Philippine Science High School (PSHS) national competitive examination held last September 29 last year, 98 of them came from Western Visayas and 18 of whom are Diliman Campus passers.
“Since there are only 90 slots that are available for the region while there are 98 passers, the enrollment will be done on a first-come, first-served basis,” she said, adding that confirmation of acceptance of the scholarship could be done personally or by mail, courier, facsimile, or phone, on or before January 31, 2013.
She said that among the privileges of a scholar in said program include free tuition fees, free loan of text books, monthly stipend, uniform, transportation and living allowances for low income groups.
Abariles stressed that those Grade 6 pupils who took the PSHS national competitive examination belong to the upper 10 percent of the batch and do not have a grade below 80 as certified by the School Principal, a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country, born on or after June 1, 1998, in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program, and of good conduct and behavior.
The PSHS was established by Republic Act 3661 and is mandated to offer a free scholarship basic secondary course with emphasis on subjects pertaining to service with the end in view of preparing its students for a science career.
Its curriculum emphasizes on science and mathematics and the development of well-rounded individuals as it prepares students for a career that contributes to nation building by helping the country attain a critical mass of professionals and leaders in science and technology. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)