Capitol announces scholarship aid

IMG_6915In line with its thrust to empower the youth, the Capitol is calling out the valedictorians and salutatorians from public high schools to avail of its scholarship program.

Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) Manager Dr. MatheaBaguia asked the help of Dr. Carmelita Dulangon, officer-in-charge, Department of Education 7 to disseminate the information to the school administrators under its wing.

These valedictorians and salutatorians are also automatic recipients of Capitol’s Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) this summer.

In her letter to Dr. Dulangon, Baguia said the Capitol has offered 1,000 slots for the summer job program. The Capitol will shoulder the 60 percent of their salary and the 40 percent by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 7.

The students will be working for 30 days in their respective municipalities. They will just report to the PESO manager of their municipality, who in turn will give them their specific tasks. The beneficiaries are entitled to receive minimum wage in their locality as well as overtime pay and incentives during the duration of the program.

Last year, the Capitol saw 21 of 26 valedictorians graduate from its partner schools, Cebu Normal University and Cebu Technological University. One graduated magna cum laude and 13 were cum laude. They were the first of batch of graduates since the program started in 2009.

All the graduates were given P5,000 cash incentives. For the magna cum laude and cum laude, they received an additional P20 thousand and P10 thousand cash, respectively.

This year, the province has 282 valedictorians and 196 salutatorians under its scholarship program. The valedictorians were given P2,000 monthly stipend while the salutatorians received P1,500 per month.

Another batch of 35 valedictorian scholars of the Capitol will be graduating towards the end of the school year.

For those deserving students other than the valedictorians and salutatorians, they can also apply for the Cebu Tertiary Educational Assistance Program (CTEAP).

Enacted through a provincial ordinance, CTEAP admits top 20 honor graduates from the public high schools located in the province. Xerxes Alkuino