SOCIAL enterprise start-up Edukasyon.ph has launched an online portal where high school students can find courses, schools, and scholarships on one site for free.
"We want to make it easier for students to find the different educational options available for them in the Philippines. Through our online portal, students can now explore all the college and technical-vocational courses offered in our country," said Edukasyon.ph Chief Executive Officer Linartes Viloria.
As of 2014, there are a total of 7.2 million high school students and only 3.6 million of them are pursuing college, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).
"Limited career orientation, expensive tuition fees, and lack of knowledge on where to search for educational opportunities are some of the key problems that high school students and individuals seeking to expand their education and professional development are encountering in choosing the right course and university. Students need help in finding the educational opportunity that will fit their interests, budget, and desired location," said Viloria.
Currently on beta, the website boasts of more than 3,000 schools, 30,000 courses, and 2,000 scholarships, which are offered all over the Philippines.
"There are so many opportunities for education out there that a lot of our students are unaware of. And these include scholarships they can avail of in the different universities. We want to share this information to help more students get the education that they deserve," said Viloria.
Students can easily find schools and scholarships that match their interests and needs just by logging on at www.edukasyon.ph and registering to get a listing of Philippine universities and courses, as well as scholarship updates.
"We are excited to share with students of Pampanga educational possibilities offered across the country and the world. By giving students a complete picture of what is available for them, we believe that we are able to help them find the education that can get the jobs that they dream of. We want to give them opportunities, empower them with choices, and help them achieve success for the careers they aspire for," said Viloria.
Edukasyon.ph was established by Kapampangan-French Henry Motte-Muñoz in 2013. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School, Motte-Muñoz was inspired to launch an education website in the Philippines because of the poor source of information on academic opportunities in the country.