Mayor reaffirms support to education sector-A A +A
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
ZAMBOANGA City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has reaffirmed her commitment to support the needs of the city's education sector in her desire to help make the children's future a reality today.
Salazar announced Tuesday that the City Government, under her stewardship, is subsidizing the studies of 92 college students this year.
Salazar said the students have passed the selection process stipulated under City Ordinance 332 otherwise known as the Zamboanga City Scholarship Program.
She also announced that the Ayala Central School is a recipient of a newly-constructed P28.8 million three-storey 27-classroom building.
Salazar and first district Representative Celso Lobregat have recently unveiled the school building project.
She said the completion of the new school building brought to a total of 97 classrooms for the 4,800 students and 101 teachers in Ayala Central School.
Meanwhile, she said that the 1,318 college students included in the first batch of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (Spes) have started receiving 60 percent of their salaries from the City Government.
The remaining 40 percent of the salary will be paid by the Department of Labor and Employment.
Salazar said the second batch, composed of 2,589 high school students, will start receiving their salaries as soon as they finish their 20-day work on Friday. (Bong Garcia)