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Maasin City expands learning opportunities for indigents

By Erna Sy Gorne

Maasin City (June 2) -- Maasin City Mayor Maloney Samaco with his fresh mandate is more aggressive in the campaign for an educated community as he announced for the opening of the night high school at Maasin City High School this school year, Zaldy Olita from the office of the City Mayor reproted.

According to Olita, this year the City Night High School will be open by June this year to give opportunities for the working, undergraduates in high school level children to be able to continue their education at night time at the Maasin City High School located at the Government Center, Combado, Maasin City.

This will be the first public night high school that the people in the city can avail aside from the same course being offered by the other two private schools in the community which is costly and unaffordable for the indigenous who are willing to pursue their education, Olita added.

On the other hand, the three-year old Ibarra National High School which will facilitate for the pioneering third year high school level this year, will be formally accepting enrollees in all levels as they were already given the approval from the Department of Education through City Superintendent Pedro Escobarte of the Maasin City Division.

To the delight of the barangay Ibarra of Maasin City residents who used to send their children at the next town to pursue their high school education in public schools.

On the other hand, the Maasin City College already got the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) approval for the city college to accept enrollees for the four courses being offered this school year, Olita said. (PIA Southern Leyte/esg) [top]

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