By Mario Casayuran
A member of the Senate majority bloc has urged the government to help Filipinos taking up post-graduate studies and other special education enhancement programs here and abroad to upgrade the bachelor’s degrees they have obtained in college.
“The government, or even philanthropic organizations, should support Filipinos taking up post-graduate studies like master’s and doctoral degrees. The country stands to benefit once they finish and apply in their professions what they have learned,” Senator Joseph Victor ‘’JV’’ Ejercito said in a statement.
He said the government should set aside resources, financial or other forms of assistance, to support students in post-graduate school.
Ejercito is a co-author of “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” a law that mandates free college tuition and other school fees in State Colleges and Universities.
He said the government should encourage college graduates to level up their technical, administrative, theoretical, and philosophical literacy they have learned in college.
“Enhancement of knowledge in the field of frontline service sectors like business, banking, engineering, health care, public administration, and other [disciplines], is always beneficial to the country. Maunlad ang mga bansang mataas ang educational attainment ng mga tao,” he added.
Ejercito, former San Juan City mayor and ex-congressman representing the Lone District of the city, is seeking reelection in the forthcoming May senatorial election.