Beneficiaries who participate in higher education programmes receive a full year of the grant amount, subject to an annual extension on the basis of their continuing studies. The beneficiaries benefited from the help of the CPU administration with their parents during the assignment and signing of the TES sharing agreement. The Vice-President for Finance and Administration, Dr. Florence Bogacia, made the final comments. She stressed the great responsibility of the grant and invited students to complete their studies. After the signing, on June 10, of the Tertiary Education Sharing Agreement (TES) with Silliman University (SU), jonah students G. Obelle and Ma. Nikki G. Orosca receives for the academic year 2019-2020 as student scholarships of the TES, managed by the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (Unifast) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), a grant of PhP 60,000. Unifast has been implemented at the national level of Student Financial Assistance Programs for higher education in public and private institutions, including the TES of the Access to Quality Tertiary Education Law (RA 109 31). Tes is a scholarship program that financially supports Filipino students from “poorest” households of poor households enrolled in public and private institutions of higher education.
Professor Esther Rose Romarate, Vice-President of the CPU in charge of Student Affairs, welcomed the welcome. She congratulated the beneficiaries and reminded them to be good managers of their scholarship. Dr. Marges Java, Director of the Office of Student Development and Programs, facilitated the orientation and discussed the qualification requirements for TES set by the government as well as the personal and institutional responsibilities of her fellows. In addition, provided that such prioritization does not apply to Filipino students in cities and municipalities without existing CUS or LUC campuses. “Naka-help siya nga ma-lessen among the editions, especially his teaching, then nihatag pud siya`g occasion namo na maka-save,” Obelle said. (TES has helped us reduce our expenses, especially for our education, and has given us the opportunity to save money.) Yes…..