By BSU UPAO - Posted on 03 May 2017

Representatives of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) from Regions I, II, III and CAR gathered on April 27, 2017 at the CTE Function Hall to share best practices in managing the Expanded Students’ Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) scholarship in their respective schools.

The activity included presentations by Dr. Henedine A. Aguinaldo of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU); Dr. William Eustaquio, STUPAPs/ESGP-PA Director, of Isabela State University (ISU); Dr. Theody Sayco, Dean of Administration, of Central Luzon State University (CLSU); and Mr. Melchor S. Samdao, ESGP-PA Technical Staff, of Mountain Province Polytechnic College (MPSPC).

The practices commonly shared by the presenters are the conduct of various workshops and orientations with the ESGP-PA scholars and their parents; purchase of equipment such as computers and printers to assist students with academic work, psychological counseling; and inspection and monitoring of the students’ boarding houses.

After the sharing of best practices, a workshop on the enhanced implementing guidelines for the ESGP-PA followed where the participants came up with policy recommendations.

The activity was also attended by representatives of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Region I and II; Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regions I,II, III and CAR; Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regions I,II, III and CAR.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) spearheaded the gathering with Benguet State University as host venue.//JSTabangcura