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Philippine Army and Lyceum of the East-Aurora ink pact for educational scholarship.

BALER, Aurora-In order to provide an opportunity for the people of Aurora to earn an education, the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion, and Lyceum of the East-Aurora (LEA) ink pact for an educational scholarship partnership at Barangay Florida, Maria Aurora, Aurora on Wednesday, July 06, 2022.

In an interview on Thursday to Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Battalion Commander of 91st IB said that they agreed together with Engr. Jaime S. Gose, President and CEO of LEA into Memorandum of Partnership (MOP) sponsoring for deserving students in this province.

He said that LEA is offering the degree programs Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and Information System, BS in Accountancy, BS in Criminology, BS in Entrepreneurship, BS in Tourism Management, BS in Agri-Business Management, Bachelor of Public Administration; technical-vocational training programs accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA; Junior and Senior High School programs through the Department of Education (DepEd) wherein Full discount on Miscellaneous and Other School Fees (MOSF) for recognized former rebels (FR) and their dependents and siblings.

This is part of the AFP’s commitment in assisting our FRs as they returned back to mainstream society as we want them to live normally and productive in the community where they choose to settle. Similarly, this partnership will alsoo assist our CAFGUs even our soldiers dependents who wish to go to school but could not make it due to financial contraint.” The Bn Commander said.

“We agreed Free Tuition Fees and 75% discount on Miscellaneous Fees for Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) personnel and their dependents and siblings; Free Tuition Fees and 50% discount on Miscellaneous Fees for active personnel of 91st IB and their dependents and siblings; Free Tuition Fees for other student-grantees not included in the above but coming from the area of operations of the 91st IB,” Recto said.

The Battalion commander also expressed his sincerest thanks to President Gose saying that the 91st IB is always ready to provide support to the plans and programs of the school for the benefits of the scholars.

“I am very thankful for this partnership which we can help our scholars to have an access in LEA as this is part of our mission to provide relevant, innovative and accessible quality education for them. Lyceum is here to provide quality educations, an opportunity for our scholars to earn an education,” Recto said.

He added that under the agreement, the LEA shall take into consideration any special recommendation or endorsement from the 91st IB regarding enrollees with disabilities (persons with disabilities or PWD), those coming from the indigenous communities, displaced families, and those that falls outside of normal qualifications for admittance to formal education, the purpose of which is to enhance and expand the partnership in education within the area of operations of the Battalion.

“We will create a special committee to handle the partnership program in coordination with the appropriate committee organized by the 91st IB and Lyceum. We will do submit periodic reports of the performances of our scholars and recommends to enhance and strengthen the overall Scholarship Program including benchmarks and procedures for the betterment of the selection criteria to be applied by the 91st IB,” Recto said.

He pointed out that the 91st IB is committed in the said agreement.

On the other hand, Engr. Gose said that Lyceum is continually doing its part to give scholars since the school gradually etching a name of its own in the field of education from the beginning in the province of Aurora.

“We will continue to maintain high degree of educational standards and will ensure that our scholars enrolled under the program are provided the best instructional and school facilities.

We will give our scholars the opportunity to reach and complete their higher education in order to have a brighter future,” Engr. Gose said.

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