Sulu students take DOST scholarship exam PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:52

SULU – Over 140 students took the college scholarship examination offered by the Department of Science and Technology in the southern Philippine province of Sulu.

The examination was held at the Sumadja Hall at the Provincial Capitol Building in Patikul town on September 21. Sulu Gov. Toto Tan also visited the students and bid them good luck before the start of the examination. “Scholarship exams for college conducted by DOST, sana maraming mag-qualify na taga-Sulu, Insha’Allah,” he said.

Among the scholarship privileges include tuition fee up to P10,000 per semester; book allowance of P10,000 per year; stipend of up to P5,000 per month; free economy-class round trip fare per year and group insurance. Scholar graduates of the program are also given top priority for job placement in government high schools.

The DOST has been advocating the importance of strengthening the country’s science and technology education, mathematics and engineering.

The examination was supervised by a team from DOST Central Office in Manila and Provincial Office in Jolo town headed by Armela Raza and Ayesha Amin.

Raza thanked Gov. Tan for his support to DOST programs and for provided a venue for the examination on engineering, mathematics and science. She said the Sumadja Hall - which is being used by the Provincial Government for important meetings and conferences - was very conducive for the conduct of the examination because of its seat and table arrangements, aside from being completely silent from outside noise.

Amin also briefed Gov. Tan on various DOST program and activities which the Chief Executive pledged to support in Sulu. Gov. Tan also thanked the DOST for the conduct of the examination in Sulu which greatly helped the students since they do not have to spend huge amount of money to travel to Zamboanga City for the examination. — Al Jacinto