BASULTA, BARMM — Eighty-seven (87) Bangsamoro Assistance for Science Education (BASE) Program and thirty-one (31) BASE-Merit grantees from Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi took their oath, November 11-13, 2022, at the Provincial Science and Technology Centers.
The one hundred eighteen (118) grantees received cash assistance amounting to PHP 24,000.00 for the BASE Program and P60,000.00 for the BASE-Merit Program, covering the three (3) months of cash assistance for the school year 2022 from August to October.
Bangsamoro Director-General Abdulrakman Asim, Chief of Staff Badria Lidasan, Chief Science Research Specialist Rocaya Edres, Provincial Directors and parents of grantees graced the said event.
BDG Asim administered the BASE and BASE-Merit Cash Assistance grantees’ oath-taking.
He said that the cash assistance program is an initiative of the ministry to help students in their education journey and uplift their living standard through education cash grants.
“You are the future of the Bangsamoro. You will soon impart in the economic development as an S & T human resource of our region,” BDG emphasized.
Rocaya Edres, LPT, Chief Science Research Specialist, advised the grantees to open a landbank ATM account to facilitate the downloading of succeeding cash grants direct and fast.
The MOST Bangsamoro Assistance for Science Education (BASE) Program is offered to incoming first-year college students who intend to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses. Eligible awardees will receive monthly cash assistance amounting to Php 8,000.00.
The BASE-Merit Program is awarded to students with high aptitude in science and technology courses who are willing to pursue advanced science and technology courses such as aeronautical engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geology, chemistry, marine engineering, geothermal engineering and other specialized, or advanced courses. They will receive monthly cash assistance amounting to 20,000 or 200,000 a year.
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