The Bangsamoro Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has extended cash assistance to 184 individuals under the Mujahideen Assistance for Science Education (MASE) Program.
Each beneficiary from Bangsamoro region, Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, and Davao City received P40,000 and they also took their oath.
MOST Minister Aida Silongan said that MASE is intended for the “children of the Mujahideen who are studying in remote areas and cannot compete with the students studying in colleges and universities in the city.”
“Meron ding regular program ang MOST kagaya ng Bangsamoro Assistance for Science Education (BASE) and BASE Merit, open sa lahat Bangsamoro, Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and Christians but they have to pass the qualifying examination at mataas ang general average na hindi bababa sa 85 percent,” she said.
“Ang BASE allowance ay parehas din ng MASE na nasa Php40,000.00 per semester. Ang BASE Merit allowance naman ay nasa 100,000 pesos per semester para sa mga special courses na hindi ino-offer sa atin tulad ng Marine, Aeronautical at Petroleum Engineering at ibang courses ino-offer lang sa UP, Cebu or Palawan kung saan Malaki-laki ang allowance na ibibigay natin,” the official added.