Oro among 24 LGUs cited for out­stand­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Stories - By PJ Orias

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.

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