Makati grants full scholarship to 19 Marawi evacuees

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The University of Makati (UMak) and the Higher School ng UMak (HSU) have granted admission and full scholarship to a total of 19 students who have transferred from 11 different schools in war-torn Marawi City.

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said she has directed UMak to accept transferees from Marawi and children of soldiers who were killed in action.

To date, 13 college students from Marawi City are enrolled at UMak while six senior high school students are enrolled at HSU, the pilot
senior high school under the auspices of UMak.

The mayor has also ordered that the transferees be enrolled on a full scholarship to help them get back to their studies and recover fast from their traumatic experience.

“We want to give new hope to these students and help them to focus on pursuing their studies so they could build a better future for
themselves and their families,” Binay said.

Based on the records of the UMak Registrar’s Office, six of the transferees came from the Ranao Council AL-KHWARIZMI International
College, three were from Mindanao State University (MSU)-Main Campus in Marawi, and two from IBN Siena Integrated School Foundation.

The rest of the transferees came from MSU Lanao Campus, Lake Lanao College, Philippine Engineering Agro Industrial College, Adiong
Memorial Polytechnic College, Jamiatul Philippine al-Islamia (JPI) Marawi City, Dansalan College Foundation Marawi City, Marawi Foundation Academy Incorporated, and Marawi City National High School, with one each.