Oro among 24 LGUs cited for outstanding education program
The city government has been picked as among 24 local government units all over the country awarded with the Seal of Good Education Governance for their outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to their constituents.
The award was received by City Mayor Oscar Moreno during the National Education Summit in Manila last week and was conferred by Synergia Foundation, a coalition of individuals, institutions, and organizations working to improve the quality of basic education.
The other 23 local government units given with the same award include, Alimodan in Iloilo; Argao, Cebu; Bacnotan, La Union; Balamban, Cebu; Bongao, Tawi-Tawi;
Cabatuan, Iloilo; Concepcion, Iloilo; Dalaguete, Cebu; Dao, Capiz; Datu Paglas, Maguindanao; Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya; Diffun, Quirino; Ivisan, Capiz; Lambunao, Iloilo; Miagao, Iloilo; Mina, Iloilo; North Upi, Maguindanao; Santol, La Union; Simunul, Tawi-Tawi; Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Valenzuela, Metro Manila; Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya; and Tuba, Benguet.
Since 2013, the Moreno administration has built over 600 classrooms and a total of 15 new campuses in the city.
Moreno has also initiated a Local School Board composed of members of the academe, interfaith groups, the youth, business sector, non-teaching force, parents and teachers associations, Department of Education (DepEd) officials and the city government's key officials.
Among the requirements to receive the seal, local government units must have a broadened membership and functions of their Local School Board, schools should have functional School Governing Councils, a significant improvement of the youth's reading performance, and at least 15 percent decrease of non-readers and frustrated readers in the schools.
The recipients of the seal will get incentive packages from PLDT and Smart Communications, worth up to P1.5 million each.