off nationwide College Scholarship portal for HS students
June 29, 2015
MAKATI CITY – Due to
the poor source of information on academic opportunities in the
Philippines, Filipino-French Henry Motte-Muñoz established an online
portal called Edukasyon.ph where incoming college students can find
courses, schools, and scholarships on one site for free.
“Limited career orientation,
expensive tuition fees, and lack of knowledge on where to search for
educational opportunities are some of the key problems that high
school students and individuals seeking to expand their education and
professional development are encountering in choosing the right course
and university. Students need help in finding the educational
opportunity that will fit their interests, budget, and desired
location,” said Edukasyon.ph Chief Executive Officer Ms. Linartes
According to the National
Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), there are a total of 7.2
million high school students and only 3.6 million of them are pursuing
college, as of 2014.
“We want to make it easier
for students to find the different educational options available for
them in the Philippines. Through our online portal, students can now
explore all the college and technical-vocational courses offered in
our country,” Viloria added.
Currently on beta, the
website boasts of more than 3,000 schools, 30,000 courses, and 2,000
scholarships which are offered all over the Philippines.
“There are so many
opportunities for education out there that a lot of our students are
unaware of. And these include scholarships they can avail of in the
different universities. We want to share this information to help more
students get the education that they deserve,” stressed Viloria.
Students can easily find
schools and scholarships that match their interests and needs just by
logging on at www.edukasyon.ph and registering to get a listing of
Philippine universities and courses, as well as scholarship updates.
“We are thrilled to share
with students of Eastern Visayas educational possibilities offered
across the country. By giving students a complete picture of what is
available for them, we believe that we are able to help them find the
education that can get the jobs that they dream of. We want to give
them opportunities, empower them with choices, and help them achieve
success for the careers they aspire for,” said Viloria.