In an effort to prepare students for the upcoming 2023 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination on March 18-19, 2023, a review was conducted by the Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) last March 4 and 11, 2023. This aimed to help students refine their knowledge of various scientific concepts and increase their chances of securing the DOST scholarship.

A team of experienced S&T educators from the Philippine Science High School-Cordillera Administrative Region (PSHS-CAR) led the two-day review. On the first day, Special Science Teachers, Ms. Bethany V. Magno and Mr. Jimvileo P. Quesada covered key topics in English and Mathematics, respectively while Ms. Mayla Fangayen and Ms. Roxanne Joy L. Doyayag highlighted common pointers in Science and Mechanical-technical reasoning on the 2nd day. They also provided strategies and valuable insights into the examination process.

According to one of the mentors, Ms. Fangayen—a DOST scholar-graduate, the review was essential to ensure that students are adequately prepared for the examination. She was grateful for the opportunity to impart knowledge and is optimistic for the reviewees. "I am very happy that there is an opportunity like this for the youth nowadays, and hope that many, if not all of the examinees, will pass and be granted the scholarship they deserve," she said.

The two-day review was well-attended, with over 957 student hopefuls nationwide mostly from the STEM strand participating. The sessions were conducted through a hybrid setup where virtual participants attended via online platforms while Provincial S&T Offices in the CAR hosted students without internet access.

Many of the students expressed their appreciation for the chance to improve their aptitude and skills. "Not only did I learn and familiarize myself with key concepts but I was able to know lots of tips to be a better examinee," said Ms. Jessilou L. Amoggao. "The teachers were very smart and I admire how hard concepts were taught in simpler ways that would help us answer in a short time," she added.

The DOST-SEI scholarship examination is a highly sought-after opportunity for high-achieving students who want to pursue further S&T education in the country. By providing review sessions such as these, DOST-CAR aspires to level the playing field and give all students an equal opportunity to excel.//RJBonilla

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Review 11Screenshots of the review sessions for the upcoming 2023 DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination last March 4 (1st photo) and 11, 2023 (2nd photo).