Palawan board OKs con­struc­tion of 2 ALS cen­ters

Palawan News - - PROVINCE - By Aira Ge­nesa Mag­dayao Re­porter

The Palawan Pro­vin­cial Board (PB) ap­proved Tues­day the con­struc­tion of two Al­ter­na­tive Learn­ing Sys­tem (ALS) cen­ters in Brooke’s Point and Rizal towns. “Based on the law, we should main­tain and sup­port com­plete, ad­e­quate and in­te­grated sys­tem of ed­u­ca­tion rel­e­vant to the needs of so­ci­ety. Also, we should en­cour­age non-for­mal, in­for­mal and in­dige­nous learn­ing sys­tem as well as self-learn­ing, in­de­pen­dent and outof-school study pro­grams or those that par­tic­u­larly re­sponds to the needs of the com­mu­nity,” Board Mem­ber Sharon Abiog-Onda said. Abiog said the re­quest is in ac­cor­dance with Re­pub­lic Act 9155 or Gov­er­nance Act for Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion. The fund­ing for their con­struc­tion in Ara­may­wan, Rizal and Brooke’s Point towns in south­ern Palawan was a re­quest by Palawan Gov­er­nor Jose Al­varez to Engr. Sayl­ito Purisima of the Pro­vin­cial En­gi­neer­ing Of­fice (PEO). Abiong also said the cen­ters are avail­able to any­one who can­not ac­cess for­mal ed­u­ca­tion in schools. ALS is a pro­gram of the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion which pro­vides equal rights in ed­u­ca­tion par­tic­u­larly for the less for­tu­nate and out-of-school-youth.

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