In support of the Department of Education – Division of Lanao del Norte, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo formally attended and gave a message for the 2021 Brigada Eskwela Virtual Kick-off Ceremony and Launching of Brigada Pagbasa today, August 16, 2021, via the online platform at the Governor’s Office, Pigcarangan, Tubod.
With the theme “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan,” the Brigada Eskwela 2021 started last August 3 until September 30, 2021. It aims to strengthen the commitment of the Department of Education and other external and internal stakeholders for the continued delivery of quality education despite the lingering effects of the pandemic for the upcoming school year 2021-2022.
The Regional Director of DepEd X, Dr. Arturo Bayocot, mentioned in his message that due to the Covid-19 situation, this year’s Brigada Eskwela should ensure support for the provision of learning opportunities while continuously following standard health protocol for the safety and protection of the learners, teachers, and personnel. Upon the recommendation of the DepEd Secretary, Sec. Leonor Briones, President Rodrigo Duterte approved September 13, 2021, as the opening date of the school year and shall end on June 24, 2022.
In her message, Governor Angging emphasized the importance of the collaborative efforts of the teachers and parents in molding the future of the children. The Chief Executive also extends her support to the programs of the DepEd in improving the literacy rate and quality of education amidst adversity.
Aside from Governor Angging, the Local Chief Executives, PNP, AFP, and many personalities from NGOs also gave support to the said program. As a form of Brigada Eskwela, Brigada Pagbasa is a program that envisions to intensify the partnership of the DepEd across all sectors of the society to help the learners read and become functionally literate in all aspects.
Governor Angging deliberately appeals for the support and open-mindedness of everyone as the COVID-19 cases in the province are increasing.
“As we continue our lives in this new norm and anticipate a challenging school year ahead, let’s remain steadfast. Let us not allow the virus to stop the dreams of our children while at the same time ensuring the safety of our families. In today’s world, vigilance is very important. Together let us help each other and protect our beloved province, Lanao del Norte,” she added. PIO-LDN