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DepEd Abra solicits support for "adopt a school" program

by Maritess B. Beñas

BANGEUD, Abra (28 September) -- We are soliciting support from the public for the "adopt a school program" of the Department of Education – Abra Division Office.

Dr. Rosita C. Brillantes, Schools Division Superintendent reiterated her appeal for public support she made r during the provincial interfacing with the Cordillera Association of Regional Executives (CARE) held last week at the Provincial capitol Social Hall hosted by governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin.

Brillantes informed the body that Abra Congresswoman Cecilia Seares-Luna has provided 28 computer units to the 28 school district offices.

These computers are needed in the preparation of reports and pertinent school documents. However, there are no printers provided, hence, Brillantes' appeal to the public to donate printers so that the teachers can make better use of these facilities.

Luna's provision of computer units to the schools is in line with the Arroyo administration's effort to address the need to modernize the educational system and enhance the capabilities and competencies of the public school teachers as frontline service providers.

Relative to this, the Abra Division Ofice has embarked on a program dubbed "Every Abra Child a Reader." This program is carried out thru the following special programs such as remedial reading program, establishment of school libraries, and supplemental reading program.

These efforts aim to increase the capabilities of the grade school pupils and ensure that every child can read and become functionally literate upon reaching Grade 3.

The Abra Division Office is also pushing for the promotion of the alternative learning system of the department. As of this date, the Division is maintaining at least 13 mobile teachers in the 28 districts for the basic literacy program and the non-formal education program.

The division is also pushing for the continuing educational functional literacy alternative learning system accreditation and equivalency system. This program enables the late schoolers who can qualify for promotion, and be able to join the mainstream in the regular formal educational system of the department. (PIA-Abra) [top]

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