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NIT to receive add'l fund from prov'l gov't

By Lanie Pitao-Tupaz

Naval, Biliran (31 October) -- The Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) will be receiving an additional fund from the provincial government of Biliran through Governor Rogelio Espina.

The additional fund is for the construction of students center which is a requirement for the conversion of NIT into a university.

The provincial government of Biliran has already released an initial amount of P500,000 last year for the purpose.

But since the amount is not sufficient for the construction of the student center, the provincial government of Biliran allocated an additional amount this year to complete the project and to speed up the conversion of the school into a university.

Gov. Espina announced the release of the additional fund of P500,000 in November during his welcome speech at the opening of the SCUAA 2006 last October 22 at the NIT grounds.

The State Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (SCUAA) 2006 Meet was held at NIT from October 22-27.

Eleven state universities and colleges all over Eastern Visayas competed in the the SCUAA 2006 Meet.

Palompon Institute of Technology (PIT) emerged as the over-all champion in the competition followed by Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU), Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology (TTMIST), Eastern Samar State University (ESSU), University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), Naval Institute of Technology (NIT), Samar State University (SSU), Leyte Normal University (LNU), Leyte State University (LSU), Southern Leyte State University (SLSU), Samar State College of Agriculture and Forestry (SSCAF).

In the beauty and brains competition, Miss LNU bagged the title of Miss SCUAA 2006 with Miss UEP as first runner-up and Miss NIT as second runner-up.

Many, to include visitors in the province, believe that the conversion of NIT will very soon be a dream-come-true with its increasing population being the only college in the province, additional courses offered and its impressive school plant.

Enrollees in NIT do not only come from the province of Biliran but also from the neighboring provinces of Leyte. (PIA Biliran) [top]

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