University of St. La Salle

940 Project FREE Paglaum Batch 3 scholars receive post-graduate degrees at USLS

A total of 940 provincial government teacher-scholars and diocesan scholars of the Project FREE Paglaum program earned their post-graduate degrees and were  lauded by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson during the graduation rites held at the St. La Salle Coliseum on Dec. 9.

These scholars are beneficiaries of grants provided by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through Gov. Lacson as project grantor and the Dioceses of Bacolod, Kabankalan and Dumaguete.

In his message, the Governor emphasized the importance of education and its capacity to determine and influence the future.

“As the governor of the Province, I believe in the potential of Negrense talents and capacities. And I know that with proper opportunities and enhancement of skills, the Negrense teacher and the Negrense student can take on the challenges presented by the rapid modernization and globalization,” Gov. Lacson said. 

Gov. Lacson also congratulated the graduates and urged them to push boundaries in whatever they do. 

He also thanked the University of St. La Salle for its cooperation and successful implementation of the Project FREE program. 

“Thank you for your cooperation and support and for providing our teachers the brand of excellent instruction your institution is known for,” Gov. Lacson added. 

Meanwhile, Commencement Speaker DepEd VI Asst. Regional Director Pedro T. Escobarte, Jr. PhD CESO V gave an inspirational message and encouraged the graduates to be always grateful.  

“I encourage you to continue to touch lives among your school children and everyone in the school community. Continue to help improve the image of our beloved Department and spread good vibes and positivism in your workplace.” Escobarte said. 

The Project FREE program is a joint partnership between the Provincial Government, USLS and the Department of Education.

Project FREE gives public elementary and high school teachers of the province an opportunity to pursue masteral or doctoral degrees at USLS. 

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