Mt. Province institutionalizes student financial assistance program
by Juliet B. Saley
Bontoc, Mt. Province (20 November) -- The Student Financial Assistance Program of the provincial government here is now institutionalized thru Provincial Ordinance No. 99 recently enacted by the Provincial Board.
The ordinance known as the 'Mt. Province Financial Assistance Program' provides that a qualified grantee shall be given an assistance of P3,000.00 per semester until he finishes his schooling.
The past Sangguniang Panlalawigan had started providing educational assistance to students in the province as provided for under Section 648, IV Article III of the Local Government Code of 1991 which states that Sanggunian Panlalawigan shall establish a Scholarship Fund for the poor but deserving students within its territorial jurisdiction.
SP Resolution No. 236,s.1993 created a college scholarship fund for the poor but deserving students of Mt. Province enrolled at the Mt. Province State Polytechnic college (MPSPC) and its annexes for school year 1994 - 1995; and SP Resolution No. 249 extended the coverage of the Provincial Scholarship Program to qualified students in educational institutions other than MPSPC within the province.
For effective and efficient implementation of the ordinance, the provincial government shall appropriate an amount in its annual budget for the purpose. A committee will also be established to manage the financial assistance program. (PIA-MP) [top]