Educators to redesign National Drop-Out Reduction Plan
by PS Mabaquiao
San Jose, Antique (20 September) -- Educators from different provinces in the country will come to Antique for a National Conference of Pre-Drop-Out Reduction Plan (Pre-DORP) on September 24-28, 2007 at Centillion House this town.
Education Supervisor Rosie Ostan of the Division of Antique in an interview said that the educators will redesign the country's Pre-DORP putting emphasis on the Secondary Schooling Alternative System to save children at risk of dropping out.
The conference also aims to mainstream all components of Secondary Education Development Improvement Project to school improvement plan towards achieving a quality education making Filipinos globally competitive. Among the components of SEDIP are Learning Management Program, In Service Training and High School Innovative Fund, said Ostan
Participants of the conference are from the Bureau of Secondary Education, National Project Management Office – SEDIP) and Education Supervisors from, 15 provinces covered by SEDIP program. In Region 6, the provinces of Antique and Guimaras are covered by this project.
"We hope to come up with a child-centered plan with focused to children of disadvantaged families. All children are at risk of dropping out but we will look into those with lower grades and unpredictable attendance in school" said the source. Among the factors to be considered are the individual himself/herself, family, the community and the school environment.
The activity is also in preparation for the phase out of SEDIP in 2008 and in support to the Millenium Development Goals of achieving quality education for all children. (PIA) [top]