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Secretary Lapus to keynote school heads confab

Pasig City (16 October) -- Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli Lapus is set to keynote the 26th National Secondary School Administrators Congress later this afternoon at Teachers Camp, Baguio City.

Geared with the theme "The Principal Leading the Way in Empowering Communities," the congress is being organized by the Philippine Association of Secondary School Administrators (PASSA) in collaboration with the DepEd Bureau of Secondary Education.

This convergence of private and public secondary school officials seeks to define the landscape of community empowerment as a vehicle to enhance school outcomes; identify support system for effective school governance; and strengthen school community partnership in the pursuit of quality education.

Secretary Lapus will speak on the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda for Philippine Communities. About 1,000 participants from member schools are expected to attend the national activity.

The subjects which will be tackled during the four-day event include The Framework of Competency Based Standards for School Heads; Issues and Concerns of School Heads; The Challenge of Academic Leadership; Legislative Agenda for School Governance, Welfare and Benefits of Education Professional; The Yoke of Moral Leadership; Community Investment to Make Education Work; School-Community Partnership: Defining the Parameters of Functional Literacy; and "Guro Ko, Bayani Ko!".

The PASSA aims to serve as a forum for ideas and initiatives in development education among principals and administrators in the promotion of enlightened leadership for education excellence.

The PASSA is headed by Ricardo Rapacon, Principal II of Solano Fresh Water Fishery School in Cagayan Valley. To date, the group has a total of 1,500 member schools from three national organizations of high school heads consisting of the Philippine Association of Public Secondary School Administrators (PAPSSA), the Philippine Association of Vocational Education Administrators (PAVEA), and the Private Secondary School Administrators Association of the Philippines (PRISSAAP). (DepEd) [top]

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