DepEd Quezon faces challenges for improvement of education
by Hasmine Ravara
Lucena City (3 February) -- Department of Education (DepEd) is putting pressure to continuously develop the overall quality and efficiency of basic education in the city.
Although the previous year (2009) has produced positive and productive outcomes through their activities, a lot is still being done to constantly develop the proficiency level of learners.
One of these challenges is how to improve the learning access. In the previous year, 8 classrooms were built in cooperation with DepEd National to aid the lack of classrooms and to reduce the gap in other educational resources such as teachers, books and seats. Teacher training programs are also being conducted to upgrade quality and competence of teachers.
Educational resource is just as important as early preparation for the pupils. According to DepEd, it is important to start early in learning. The 8-week Early Childhood Development program is always implemented for ensuring that pupils entering grade one have appropriate preparatory experience, where the most vital key to learning is taught: Reading is the most indispensable tool for learning how to learn in all subject areas.
Deliberating efforts to motivate the parents to bring their children to schools is another test. It is important that parents are aware of how significant education is for their children's future. They should be the ones inspiring their children. Because going to school is one thing, but keeping the kids in school is another. The longer they stay, the more satisfactory their learning outcomes especially in the three major subjects English, Math and Science. This year, they hope and target to improve the rate of achievement in these subjects.
Not only are the pupils in need of improvement, but also the people involved or in control of the said department especially the non government organizations and the local government units. Their active participation will greatly help to enrich quality learning.
These are only some of the things that keep the DepEd, Division of Lucena challenged to go beyond the limits for the Filipino's present and the coming generations' future. (RMO, PIA-Quezon) [top]