TRUE TO PUBLIC SERVICE in the field of education, 171 young and hopeful Agusanons are added to the list of scholars of the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur, making them 557 all in all for this school year 2016-2017.
The new scholars who came from 13 municipalities and 1 city, together with their parents or guardians attended an orientation on the afternoon of May 19, 2016 at the Provincial Covered Court.
Entitlements, Scholarship Conditions and Causes of Disqualifications are some of the major topics that were discussed. Application for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) accounts for the scholars’ allowances were conducted with a representative from Land Bank of the Philippines. Assignment of boarding houses among the Indigenous Peoples was done with Mr. Melvin Tiu, a representative from the implementing office, the Provincial Treasury Office.
“It is my hope that you, our provincial scholars will not waste this opportunity that the province has afforded you. Out from the hundreds of applicants, you are lucky to have qualified, so please study well and finish your courses”, Hon. Edward Plaza-Mellana, chairman of the Committee on Education quipped during his Welcome Talk.
Topics discussed were enriched during the Open Forum before the orientation ended.
This school year, The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Resolution No. 1486, series of 2016, authored by Hon. Edward Plaza-Mellana funding the following number of scholars; Medicine Proper 22; Doctorate Degree 6; Masters Degree 8; Academic Non-Natives 105; Full-Blooded Indigenous Peoples 98, Persons with Disability 15; Distance Learning at UPOU 6 and Expanded 297.
“We are happy and so thankful to be part of this community. I had so many sleepless nights worrying on how can I continue my college education”, says one of the scholars after the orientation.
The provincial scholars this school year will be presented to the public and will be confirmed by Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza during the Grand Opening Program of the 24th Naliyagan Festival on June 12, 2016 at the Naliyagan Cultural Center.