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290 Bangsamoro scholars get P11.6-M cash grants

The Bangsamoro government has awarded a total of P11.6 million in cash grants to 290 scholars in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The Bangsamoro Special Assistance for Science Education (BSASE), a scholarship program of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), aims to support the educational pursuits of talented individuals from across the region.

BARMM Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim underscored the importance of education in promoting science, technology, and innovation, describing it as crucial for economic growth and the production of Science and Technology professionals.

“The Bangsamoro Government firmly believes that education is crucial for our continued pursuit and progress in science and technology. It is an engine for economic growth by promoting and fostering science, technology, and innovation and producing S&T professionals,” he said.

During the awarding ceremony recently, the first batch of grantees received P40,000.00 for the first semester of the 2024 academic year (January to May), the regional government said. They will receive P8,000.00 per month next semester.

These college students, pursuing science and technology courses, applied through the Office of Members of Parliament with facilitation by MOST.

Meanwhile, the second batch of grantees from Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi will also receive grants and take their oath, the Bangsamoro government said.

This year, 400 grantees will benefit from the BSASE Scholarship Program. MOST allocated P33,000,000.00 for the 2024 scholar grants under BSASE GAAB, co-initiated by Members of Parliament.

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