The Negros Occidental provincial government released some P1.7 million worth of stipend to 998 teacher-scholars under the Project FREE (Flagships to Reach Educational Excellence) Paglaum Batch 2 on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Panaad Park in Bacolod City.
The beneficiaries were public elementary and high school teachers in the province who availed of post-graduate scholarships.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, who witnessed the distribution of the stipend, lauded the teacher-scholars for observing health and safety protocols.
The governor also told them to support the COVID-19 vaccination program of the government for the country and the province to slowly recover and move forward towards development.
The activity was facilitated by the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program headed by Karen Dinsay, and the Provincial Treasurer’s Office.
The Project FREE-Paglaum Program is a scholarship program initiated by the provincial government for all public elementary and high school teachers in Negros Occidental who would like to pursue of post-graduate studies.
It is a partnership between the provincial government, University of St. La Salle, Department of Education, and Commission on Higher Education. – NND