||Review and Assessment of the Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) and Expanded SGP-PA
||The SGP-PA is one of the initiatives taken by the government to break the poverty cycle by providing support to students who would otherwise not be able to afford tertiary education. For the assessment of the SGP-PA, the SUCs were asked to document any implementation or programmatic issues they encountered with the first and second waves of the program, as well as any interventions they may have implemented. Some of the recurring issues brought up by the SUCs in terms of bottlenecks, programmatic and implementation issues include the following: (1) compromising university regulations in order to accommodate the grantees; (2) lack of staff for program management and capacity to handle additional problems; (3) academic difficulties experienced by grantees; (4) health concerns of the grantees; and (5) budget allocation for out-of-term scholastic activities.
||Silfverberg, Denise Valerie R., and Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C.
||PN 2016-09: Importance of Entrance Exam Scores for Selecting Grants-in-Aid Recipients, DP 2016-19: Review and Assessment of the Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) and Expanded SGP-PA,