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DepEd hikes grants to private schools

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MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Education has doubled the number of scholarships it is giving deserving public school students to study in private schools, as part of DepEd efforts to decongest the public schools.

Beneficiaries are close to 400,000 Grade 7 (the new First Year High School) students going back to class this month.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro said 377,227 scholarships were available for incoming Grade 7 pupils, nearly twice last year’s 190,536 grants, under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (Gastpe) program.

The Gastpe is a subsidy program in which the government pays the tuition for deserving students in crowded public schools to enroll in private schools. Not only are the public schools decongested, the students get the benefit of a private school education. Public school heads nominate the students to the program.


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Tags: Department of Education , DepEd , Gastpe program , scholarships


  • carlorocci

    Nakakatawa naman itong project na ito….Parang ironic ahhhhh o ironic na nga….Department of Education, sangay ng gobyerno para sa pampublikong edukasyon mag-papaaral sa pribadong eskuwelahan para lumuwag yun mga pampublikong eskuwelahan…hahahahaha….

    Galing ng logic ano…hahahahaha….

    Lahat ng estudyanteng Filipino deserving makatanggap ng dekalidad na edukasyon na nakukuha sa mga pribadong eskuwelahan para matuto….

    Sino kaya nakaisip nito?

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    pinapahirapan ni luistro
    ang mga magulang

    by adding 3 years
    bago maka graduate sa high school

    pinapayaman naman mga
    1. private school owners
    tulad dito
    2. book publishers
    na iba palpak ang editors
    3. kapitalista sa school supplies
    karamihang intsik
    4. contractors ng school facilities
    karamihan intsik din
    5. school bus business

    MISEDUCATED kasi si luistro
    sa western business oriented education
    where more expensive is better

    hindi tulad nating mga pilipino
    wiser is better

    return to elem6-hs4 by
    1. completing teacher plantilla 1:30 students
    2. 1 class to 1 room
    3. complete book set per child
    4. complete basic facilities
    5. clean up curriculum
    remove unnecessary chaff
    from colonized doctorated educators
    phd daw wala naman alam
    kung di gumaya sa uso sa west

    RESIGN KA NA LUISTRO

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    instead na umayos ang
    elem6-hs4
    using our limited financial resources

    iwawaldas ito
    para ipagpatuloy
    ang kapalpakan
    sa k-12

    parang unggoy
    gayagaya sa u.s.

    hindi namang imperyalistang mayaman
    tulad ng u.s.

    hanggang kailan ba tayo
    pamumunuan ng mga
    colonized utaks na
    walang malasakit sa bayan



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