Students may get vouchers
BEGINNING today, the Department of Education will accept applications for the voucher program for the first batch of senior high school (SHS) students next year.
Financial assistance of up to P22,500 will be given to those who would like to enroll in a private high school, college or university, state or local university or college, or technical-vocational school for Grade 11 as the DepEd implements fully the K-12 program with the introduction of SHS.
Junior high students from private schools who are beneficiaries of the DepEd’s education service contracting (ESC) program are also qualified for the voucher program but they will receive only 80 percent of its full value or up to P18,000.
The deadline for applications is on Jan. 15 for manual submissions and Feb. 12 for online submissions. The DepEd Private Education Assistance Committee will release the list of beneficiaries on its website on March 18. Jovic Yee
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