Tanudan, Kalinga―The failure to complete their studies in the past did not hamper the desire of 104 students in Tanudan to learn as they finally graduated through the Department of Education's Alternative Learning System (ALS) on July 12.
Of the 104 graduates, 93 are from Eastern Tanudan District while 13 are from Western Tanudan District under the three programs of ALS Alternative Learning System (ALS) that include Basic Literacy Program (BLP), elementary, and junior high school.
Marivic Ladyong, Designated District ALS Coordinator of Eastern Tanudan District, expressed that despite struggles brought by the new learning modalities due to the onset of the CoViD-19 pandemic, they were able to deliver quality education to the needy individuals.
“This times of pandemic ti more a natutukan mi dagita junior high students kasi a mabalin mi latta nga i-drop ti module da. Ti kaadwan a passers mi dagitoy drop out iti high school, lalo tatta a pandemic dagita ti inik-ikkan mi ti attention,” she narrated.
Ladyong cited that the far distance between their houses and their schools and their preference to work in the farms for their daily income are among the reasons behind the number of drop-outs in the municipality.
She conveyed that as teachers, they reach out to the students to help them continue their schooling.
Mayor Jaedicke Rhoss Dagadag expressed his desire to support these students for them to earn a degree, saying that they should be provided such opportunity to ensure that the next generations of the locality are educated and are contributing to the municipality as productive citizens.
“Ipagpatuloy da lang dayta programa ti ALS ta mayat a maikkan da ti pagkakataon dagiti haan a maka-access ti formal education. Kas amin a programa ti DepEd ket full support ti LGU Tanudan,” he said.
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