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Lanao del Norte guv vows to support Senior High School program

Governor Khalid Dimaporo stresses the importance of good education even as he expressed his continued support to the implementation of DepEd’s Senior High School Program in Lanao del Norte.

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, October 30 (PIA)—The governor of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte (PGLDN) has expressed his support to the Department of Education (DepEd) K to 12 Senior High School Program.

This as Governor Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo delivered his message during the Senior High School Summit attended by more 1,000 teachers and stakeholders at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
Dimaporo said the provincial government has committed 50 classrooms to DepEd Lanao del Norte Schools Division waiting to be bidded out so as to help close the gap of the facilities required by the senior high school program.
He added, we support DepEd’s offered program on science laboratory as well as facility for culture and arts. Hopefully, within the year, these services can be delivered specially on the classrooms promised to DepEd, Dimaporo said.
Meanwhile, Schools Division Superintendent Emmalinda Duhaylungsod of DepEd Lanao del Norte said they have partnered with PGLDN and municipal LGU’s in the area to find ways to get the needed monetary support and assistance. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is the implementing agency in the construction of classrooms that we need, Duhaylungsod added.
As we implement senior high school by 2016 here in Lanao del Norte, we not only offer courses but also the opportunity to look for a job for our students, said the Duhaylungsod. Lanao del Norte has big potential in agriculture, but other nearby provinces and cities may also be tapped to be our partners to immerse in our school for job opportunities.
We hired teachers (with qualification as Master Teacher 2) to handle senior high schools, and as to technical vocational schools (TechVoc), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is now training 129 teachers to undergo Teacher Methodology (TM) as required, under its technical vocational education and training (TVET), said Duhaylungsod.
For his part, Engr. Lamberto Jos (TESDA-Lanao del Norte Provincial Director) commended the provincial government’s assistance by allocating more than one million pesos for the training of teachers who will be assigned in the 31 TechVoc schools in this province.
TESDA is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Labor and Employment responsible for managing and supervising technical education and skills.
Under the K to 12 senior high school program, the 5,813 public schools nationwide, operated and funded by DepEd, will begin offering Grade 11 in 2016 and Grade 12 in 2017. These public schools will utilize the new classrooms and facilities constructed under the 2014 and 2015 budgets of DepEd or agencies and LGU’s who committed to help.
The senior high school program offers four programs. This includes the Academic Track with subjects on Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), General Academic Strand (GAS); second is Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) Track; thirdly, the Sports Track; and finally, the Arts and Design Track. (LVG/PIA-10 LDN)

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