YOU don’t need to have good grades to be qualified for scholarships.
The city government of Pasig said its scholarship program does not only include honor students but also students with “poor grades.”
According to Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio, the Continuing High School Education–a flagship program of former mayor Maribel Eusebio –seeks to give scholarships to indigent public high school students even if their general average is below 80 percent.
“Before, students were required to have at least 85 percent general average for them to be eligible for the scholarship grants. But now, they can still apply for the scholarship even if their academic grading is 75 percent,” he said in an interview.
“There was no discrimination. This is open to all but we prioritize public school students,” the mayor added.
Eusebio said the scholarship program will cover the city’s Grade 10 completers who want to enroll in senior high school (Grades 11 and 12).
It was piloted last year with initial beneficiaries of 1,200 students enrolled in public high school, he added.
The local chief executive also boasted of his city for having a large number of senior high school enrollees which he said was close to 80 percent.
“Pasig has prepared for the implementation of senior high school. We built stand alone buildings for the city’s senior high school,” Eusebio said.
The mayor added that each senior high school classroom has a TV set, audio-visual, and a science laboratory.
“It’s not that we just built a senior high school and let the school administrators to complete other needing things. This is also our support to the national government, because we do not want to become an added burden to them,” he said.