The Australian government through thePhilippines Australia Human Resource and Organizational Development Facility (PAHRODF) recognized the In-Country Scholarship Program (ICSP) scholars on July 23, 2015 at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City. Fifteen of these scholars graduated from the University of Southeastern Philippines.
USeP is among the six accredited Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) chosen by PAHRODF. The ICSP was conceptualized to deliver substantial assistance to professionals, groups and organizations in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. It is an avenue for Filipinos who are incapable to study in Australia for various reasons such as work or family demands, so they can pursue professional excellence with postgraduate scholarships at top Philippine universities. The ICSP complements the Australia Awards and reverberates its goals of developing key leaders and reformers to boost the development in the Philippines.
USeP College of Education had ten graduates in 2014 and three graduates for 2015 while the College of Governance and Business has two graduates in 2015.
The other five universities that catered ICSP scholars are Asian Institute of Management, Asian Social Institute, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Notre Dame University, and Ateneo de Davao University.
Geoff King, Counsellor – Development Cooperation, Australian Embassy, welcomed the graduates while Robert Martinez, Commissioner - Civil Service Commission, and Member, Facility Board, congratulated them in his message. Warren Hoye, First Secretary, Australian Embassy, headed the launching of the ICSP Phase 2 and Rolando Tungpalan, Deputy Director General, NEDA, concluded the program.
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