BONTOC, Mt. Prov -The DOST is inviting Grade 6 pupils to join the Philippines Science High School (PSHS) by taking the National Competitive Examination (NCE) scheduled on Oct. 3.
Deadline for submission of application is on August 24, 2015.
Pupils who are eligible for the PSHS NCE are those with final grades of 85% and above in Science and Mathematics as shown by their report cards for SY 2014-2015, and if grades are below 85%, he/she must belong to the upper 10% of the class.
Other qualifications are: Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country; born on or after July 1, 2001; good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program, and have at least satisfactory rating or its equivalent in his/her character rating as shown in their 2014-2015 report card.
Qualified pupils for the NCE are required to submit the following: fully accomplished application forms in 2 copies, 2 recent 1×1 ID pictures, P100 non-refundable test fee for private schools pupils (free for public school pupils), copy of report card for SY 2014-2015, and certification or proof that the child belongs to the top 10 of the class.
PSHS NCE application forms are available at any PSHS campuses and at the DOST Regional and Provinces. It can also be downloaded from the PSHS Website, www.pshs.edu.ph.
Applicants in the CAR can file their application forms to the PSHS – CAR Campus at Purok 12, Irisan, Baguio City, or at the DOST Regional Office, Km 6, La Trinidad, or at the DOST Provincial Offices in their respective provinces.
For Mt. Prov., the testing center is at the Saint Vincent High School in Bontoc.
Passers of the PSHS NCE will be part of the premier PSHS as scholars who will enjoy the following privileges: free tuition and miscellaneous fees, free loan of textbooks, monthly stipend ranging from P2,500 to P4,000 depending on the socio-economic status scholar’s family and uniform, transportation and living allowances for low income groups.
Meanwhile, staff of the PSHS – CAR Campus have been visiting the different schools in the region to promote the PSHS.(JDP/ ABD- PIA CAR, Mountain Province)