Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar announced the opening of another 2,000 scholarship slots in the information technology courses for the city’s less privileged students who could not be accommodated in private universities/colleges.
The Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Information Technology Training Institute (DFCAITTI), a brainchild and priority project of Mayor Aguilar, offers free one-year courses on Web Development, Graphic Design and Animation, Networking Professional and Programming to qualified city high school graduates.
The IT scholarship is in addition to the four-year free college education being afforded to another 2,000 poor but deserving students at the Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Memorial College (DFCAMC) every school year since its operation in 1998.
The 25-classroom state-of-the-art IT school will benefit 60 percent (60%) of the total 5,674 public high school graduates last school year to provide them with opportunities for a free and quality training ground for its students to become the best IT professionals not only locally, but globally.
The scholarship is Mayor Aguilar’s commitment to provide grants and assistance to less privilege but deserving students in order to meet the city’s goal of total literacy and livelihood prospects through equal opportunity in education.
Since 1995, provision of free, quality and accessible public school education has been the priority of Mayor Aguilar from pre-school pupils up to college. At present more than 60 day care and feeding centers were established in the city’s 20 barangays which is aimed to provide a better head start for young children.
Despite the limited resources however, around P900 million annually, Las Piñas is committed to implement the construction of modern school buildings and classrooms and has been prioritizing budget for the educational grant to less privileged students.
Meanwhile, city schools superintendent Dr. Norma Ablan Adamos reported to the mayor that necessary preparations for the opening of the school year is now in place to ensure an orderly enrollment in all levels. The city engineering office has been fast tracking repairs and improvements of roads and school buildings as part of the preparations. (END)