A total of 753 students, mostly out-of-school youths, are beneficiaries of the scholarship program of the Compostela Valley provincial government for school year 2017-2018.

The provincial information office on Thursday said the scholars, together with their parents, signed their contracts with the provincial government.

The province’s “Compostela Valley Scholarship Program” (CVSP) included the children of Persons With Disabilities (PWD), the indigenous peoples (IP) and those who completed the Alternative Learning System (ALS), said Janice Clarion, the program’s coordinator.

The beneficiaries had already undergone orientation on the CVSP program, she added.

Clarion said Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy wanted some slots for the children of PWDs, IPs and ALS graduates as these sectors are among the identified priorities of the various programs and services of the province.

For this year, the provincial government has allotted PHP17 million for CVSP, which will be taken from the PHP30 million fund for youth development program of the provincial government.

Clarion said that each of the scholars who will take a four-year course will receive PHP10,000 benefit per semester, or a total of PHP20,000 every year under the CVSP.

The benefit has increased 100 percent from PHP5,000 per scholar in every semester or PHP10,000 per year in 2016, she added. (PNA) LCM/ADL



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