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Navotas opens more scholarships, learning opportunities

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The City Government of Navotas, under Mayor John Rey Tiangco’s leadership, granted more scholarships and learning opportunities to Navoteños.

During Tiangco’s first 100 days in office, Navotas distributed 312 tablet computers to special education (SPED) students, and 3-month cash allowance worth P1,500 to beneficiaries of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Students Educational Assistance/Scholarship.

The Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) accepted 77 new SPED educational aid beneficiaries, while the NavotaAs Scholarship Program gained 24 additional academic scholars.

“We strongly believe that our city’s continuous progress is anchored in the quality and inclusive education of our people,” Tiangco said.

Some 6,055 Navoteño graduates received their P500, P1,000, and P1,500 cash incentives. Of this number, 3,594 were elementary completers, 1,962 finished senior high school, and 499 graduated from Navotas Polytechnic College (NPC).

Free college education are provided to 2,838 NPC students who were able to study at no cost.

Meanwhile, 815 preschool children have completed their curriculum through the city’s early childhood care and development (ECCD) centers and Kindergarten on Wheels program.

The city also started the construction of 4-storey school buildings, with a total of 64 classrooms, in seven public elementary and high schools.

“Education programs were severely affected by the pandemic and the long community quarantine.  To make up for lost time and opportunities, we are working doubly hard to bring to Navoteños the best kind of education there is,” Tiangco said.

Navotas also gained 42 licensed teachers from NPC during the mayor’s first 100 days.

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