Bacolod to re-evaluate scholarship program-A A +A
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
BACOLOD City's mayor will re-evaluate the city's scholarship program after learning that scholars have faced problems on their allowances and tuition fees.
The office of the Public Employment and Services Office (Peso) under Mr. Moises dela Cruz is bombarded with complaints on delays in the release of allowances and tuition fees. Under the 2011 budget, its allocation was also reduced.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he will request the Peso manager to submit a report on the state of the city scholars as his basis for evaluating the program.
"I expect a more detailed report from Mr. Dela Cruz so that we could respond and resolve the matter accordingly," he said.
He opined that the problems might have been caused by a possibility of over extending the city's scholarship program.
"We will make a deeper evaluation on this matter on how we do with our available resources on scholarships. Other might have been going to expensive schools, aside from the slots at the Bacolod City College," he said.
The city scholarship program will stay but there is a need to weigh the program in terms of the capability of the City Government.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 07, 2010.