Negros scholarship program produces professionals

Professionals comprising physicians, veterinarian, engineers and teachers are among graduates sponsored by the province’s Negros Occidental Scholarship Program (NOSP).

SCHOLARSHIP. Negros Occidental Scholarship Program, NOSP head Karen Dinsay briefs Negros Association of Government Information Officers (NAGIOL) members on the accomplishments of NOSP. (Lljr-PIA6)

During the regular meeting of the Negros Association of Government Information Officers (NAGIOL), NOSP head Karen Dinsay said four medical doctors, 10 engineers and recently 17 new teachers are among the products of the scholarship program.

She said 200 scholars are admitted each year to the scholarship program which is intended for the poorest of the poor children of farmers, sugarcane workers and fisherfolks.

At present, the NOSP has about 455 scholars.

She said the office is also facilitating 11 scholars bound for Australia for a two-year culinary course on a Study Now Pay Later scheme.

The province will be spending about P500,000 per year per student which they will pay back when they are able to do so to make the program viable.

Furthermore, 10 scholars for Japan are also being facilitated and for the first time, Grade 9 students will be sent to take general health and automotive courses.

Scholars are, however, required to take the basic Japanese course before they go to Japan and when already there, take further Japanese language study to ensure employment and get higher pay.

On March next year, the province in partnership with Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA), will start Nihongo classes.

She said Japan needs nurses, caregivers and other skilled workers. (JSC/Lljr/PIA6 Neg Occ.)


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