Bicolano DOST scholar is 2011 electrical engineering board topnotcher


LEGAZPI CITY, May 31 (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional office here prides the topnotcher of the recent electrical engineers licensure examination being one of the agency’s scholars.

Engr. Jhonrey Layosa Aguirre, a DOST scholar and graduate of Sorsogon State College (SSC) in Sorsogon City topped board examination obtaining a rating of 89.65% besting the other 624 board passers out of 1,546 examinees.

Prior to being a DOST scholar, Aguirre, a hardworking and diligent third year BS Electrical Engineering student passed and qualified for the Junior Level Assistance Program (DOST JLAP-RA S&T scholarship).

JLAP examination is an aptitude test covering physics, engineering, sciences, mathematics and English for students willing and able to pursue priority S&T courses in identified higher education institutions.

As a DOST scholar, Aguirre enjoyed full scholarship privileges for three years and was provided with tuition and other school fees, book allowance, monthly stipend, transportation allowance and accident insurance, among others.

DOST scholarship gave him a great opportunity and a big help in overcoming his financial difficulties as a son of poor local fisherman.

Engr. Aguirre will lead the oath taking ceremonies of new registered electrical engineers on June 4, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

DOST through the Science Education Institute (SEI) continues its efforts to create a pool of quality S&T human resources through its various scholarship program. (MAL/POL/DAP DOST V)

Original article can be found here.

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