By Jan Marie Ramos
PILI, Camarines Sur -- A total of 334 schools with 31,755 students received P5,570,223 during the Graduation Fee Awarding Ceremony held by the provincial government at the Governor’s Mansion, Provincial Capitol, in this capital town last Mach 27-28.
“Our school saved a large amount of money which can now be used for other classroom expenses that students will truly appreciate. Parents of our students were very happy upon hearing the news. On behalf of the students, thank you!” Manuel S. Patiam, Villazar National High School (VNHS) principal, said.
A total of 387 students received assistance from Villazar NHS.
Forty-six schools with 4,417 students from the 1st District of Camarines Sur benefitted from the program, 134 schools with 13,115 students from the 2nd District, 72 schools with 6,438 students from the 3rd District, 43 schools with 4,214 from the 4th District, and 39 schools with 3,571 students from the 5th District.
The Graduation Fee Awarding Ceremony is an annual event held by the provincial government to ensure that schools from all districts, including those in far flung areas can celebrate their academic achievements and receive financial assistance.