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Bataan geared up for senior high school come 2016

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  • 8 years ago

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan With the impending full implementation of the K-12 Curriculum of the Department of Education, the Province of Bataan together with the City of Balanga held a meeting at the Crown Royale Hotel last February 24 among all stakeholders.

Governor Abet Garcia and Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia, known for their wholehearted support to the education of Bataeños led the heads of the different local government units, nongovernment organizations, representatives of the different companies, as well as big and small scale industries, MIS and PIO Chief Geoffrey Loyola, SDS Tarcila P. Javier, SDS Ronaldo Pozon, school principals and focal persons in a productive discussion concerning the updated senior high school plan prepared by the DepEd.

Also represented were the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), TESDA, Bataan ICT Council, DepED Central and Regional Offices, Provincial Engineer’s Office, Planning Office, Secondary School Principals and Senior High School Focal Persons

Among the crucial topics discussed during the meeting were the total number of students for the whole Division, qualified schools based on criteria of buildable space and excess classrooms, final list of proposed senior high school students and students to be absorbed by the public high schools.

Highlighted during the healthy exchange of ideas were the significant role to be played by the companies and industries especially when the senior high school students need to undergo immersion in their chosen careers, the possible utilization of the classrooms and facilities of tertiary institutions by secondary schools, the hiring of college instructors who will be displaced by secondary schools on a part time basis and the possibility of the LGUs providing transportation or allowances to senior high school students as the need arises.

Dr. Carol Sugpatan, Asst. Schools Division Superintendent said that the existing strong collaboration and support of all the stakeholders for the education of the youth in the Province was once again clearly manifested during the meeting.

In a related development, the DepEd has also facilitated a tripartite meeting participated by the heads of private secondary schools, public secondary school heads and the president of Higher Educational Institutions in Bataan, where avoiding duplication of courses to be offered was tackled as well as maximizing resources.

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