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The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) campus has been filled with senior high school students looking to pursue college education in the University.
Thousands of students took the PLM Admission Test on March 19 and 26, the first of a series of exam dates for freshmen in the upcoming Academic Year 2023-2024. They are part of the more than 51,000 applicants who submitted application requirements by the March 9 deadline.
Initial data showed that applicants are coming from towns and cities throughout the country. PLM has been accepting enrollees from other cities and provinces as it receives funding from the national government’s Unified Financial Assistance System or UniFAST program that complements the annual budgetary subsidy from the national government.
By type of high school, 39% of PLM freshmen applicants come from public schools while 61% are private school students. A total of 91% of these senior high school students were enrolled under the academic track, with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM strand the choice of 51% of applicants. This is followed by Accountancy, Business and Management (22%) and Humanities and Social Sciences (15%). Meanwhile, 8% belonged to the technical vocational track.
By sex, 68% of applicants are female while 32% are male.
Subsequent PLMAT dates are set on April 2, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28; and June 4 and 11, 2023. Exam schedules, requirements, and further instructions have been sent to the registered email addresses of applicants.
Civic group Charity First Foundation assured its continuing support to students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM).
Officials of Charity First met with PLM President Emmanuel Leyco on Friday, March 24 in a courtesy visit. In the meeting, the group assured the University of the sustained provision of scholarship grants to poor but deserving undergraduate students.
Charity First started providing scholarships to PLM students in 2002 and has since expanded the program over the last 20 years. Currently, there are 43 Charity First scholars in PLM who receive a grant worth P18,000 per term and they are looking to expand the number of scholarship beneficiaries in the University.
Undergraduate tuition fees are free as provided by Republic Act No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
Charity First is a socio-civic group composed of Chinese-Filipino businessmen and businesswomen advocating the provision of aid to sectors in need.
"On behalf of the PLM community, I express our utmost gratitude to Charity First Foundation for their unwavering support to our students," President Leyco said.
"Our partnership is effective as both PLM and Charity First are dedicated to the common goal of serving the public and the nation," he added.
The group's "From the Streets to the Campus" program targets qualified by financially deprived college students. To date, Charity First has more than 300 scholars across eight partner institutions and has produced 654 graduates across various fields.
The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) celebrates the success of its College of Medicine graduates who passed the March 2023 Physician Licensure Examination.