The Provincial Government of Palawan on Thursday said it will continue to prioritize its program to extend scholarships to deserving students despite the national government’s provision of free tuition fees in state universities.
Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta Jr. said they will continue to accept scholars and treat their program as a pillar of the provincial government’s public services.
Acosta said there are over 87,000 beneficiaries of the project from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Palawan State University (PSU), Western Philippines University (WPU), and medical schools.
The scholarship program also provides funding of as much as Php 100,000 pesos to each medical school student for each semester, and gives opportunities to those who wanted to pursue vocational courses.
“Nabawasan yung uma-apply sa scholarship program pero priority pa din namin ang education,” Acosta said.