The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) will conduct its nationwide annual entrance examination on the last week of September 2016. This examination is a good opportunity to qualified high school graduates, college undergraduates, and out of school youths to be included in this year’s selection of applicants that will compose the PMMA class 2021.
The PMMA Cadets are scholars of the Philippine government. They are entitled to free tuition, board of lodging, and minimal miscellaneous fees. On their third year, the cadets are assured with allowances by their respective companies during their shipboard training. Upon graduation, they are assured of 100 percent employment based on their records.
Over the years, major global shipping and manning companies have preferred PMMA graduates to man deck and engine positions on board their vessels, they later take the option to be shipping managers and technical supervisors of their respective companies or to become leaders and technical instructors in the maritime sector. Moreover, graduates of PMMA are also eligible to join the Navy corps or the Coast Guard serving the country in times of peace, war, and national emergency.
With your ardent desire to help your constituents, we greatly appreciate your support on this information campaign to help deserving youths secure a bright future, which will benefit your locality and the country in the long run.
Let us join together to make this endeavor a success.
CAPT. ARTURO S. SOLAS, JR.
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