Aboitiz Jebsens grants marine engineering scholarshipsWednesday, June 21, 2006
Ten students have qualified for Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering scholarships granted by Aboitiz Jebsens (ABOJEB), in coordination with the Aboitiz Group Foundation, Inc. (AGFI). The scholars -- seven from Cebu, two from Leyte and one from Negros – are currently enrolled at the University of Cebu (UC), recognized as among the country’s top maritime institutions. The official awarding of the scholarships and contract signing were held June 16 at the Stella Maris Seamen’s Center at Pier 4, Cebu City.
The scholars are Reynald I. Barillo, Charito C. Bonghanoy, Gualberto R. Cejudo, Jr., Jerome I. Daing, Reynald Ryan M. Dayag, Glenn Vincent A. Famor, Jubeth P. Genon, Mar B. Malazarte, Alberto L. Narciso, and Dan Royce E. Sacay. Coming from low-income families, they qualified for the scholarship because of their good scholastic record in high school and after passing the qualifying exams of both ABOJEB and UC. They also went through a panel interview.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, school uniforms and some miscellaneous expenses. Scholars must pass all their subjects and obtain an average grade of at least 85% in order for them to keep the scholarship.
Present at the awarding ceremony were ABOJEB’s Vice President for Crewing Arleen Asuncion, Senior Recruitment and Crewing Manager ArtemioSerafico, Jr., Recruitment & Business Development Manager Fritz Lim, AGFI Managing Trustee Sonny Carpio, and UC Campus Academic Administrator Dr. Isabelita Conales.
ABOJEB, a joint venture between the Aboitiz Group and the Jebsens Group of Norway, is one of the top maritime companies in the country. Its crew management company, Jebsens Maritime, Inc., is a recipient of the POEA Award of Excellence and a Special Commendation for Exemplary Welfare Programs and Allied Services for its sea-based business.
With a fleet of about 300 ships under crew management and more than 6,000 crew onboard these ships, ABOJEB has a crew retention rate of more than 90%. The crew retention rate speaks well of how the company provides valuable services and care for its people.