SAN VI­CENTE PILOT SCHOOL FOR PHILIP­PINE CRAFTS­MEN TRAINS FOR 21ST CEN­TURY WORK­ERS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - SCIENCENEWS! -

ADELYN C. LISING

There are two re­al­i­ties in high school that need to be ad­dressed the high dropout rate of boys ver­sus girls from HS to grad­u­a­tion and in­di­vid­ual stu­dents views about the util­ity of high school ed­u­ca­tion.

Based on na­tional av­er­ages of ev­ery 100 chil­dren from a par­tic­u­lar age co­hort to en­ter Grade 1 only 65 will grad­u­ate with an el­e­men­tary di­ploma. Of this num­bet,58bwill make the tran­si­tion to high school. Of the 58 that en­ter high school, 42 will grad­u­ate from high school. This con­sti­tutes 27.5% of drop-out rate over the high school pro­gram.

Of the num­ber that drop-out of high school are from 2 to 225 tims more boys leav­ing school than girls dur­ing the pe­riod of school­ing. By grad­u­a­tion day pub­lic high show around 10% more girls In the se­nior grad­u­at­ing class than boys. At the HS level-dropout- ques­tion the util­ity of such sub­jects as physics to chem­istry , add math es­pe­cially when they show lit­tle in­cli­na­tion to go on to uni­ver­sity or ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion . thus they make the de­ci­sion to drop out rather than to fail. (Un­der­sec­re­tary of Ed­u­ca­tion Guillemo Luz)

There is a need to a reengi­neer­ing th e tech­ni­cal vo­ca­tional sub­jects needed by a school in a given area. What does Bu­laon Re­set­tle­ment need and the neigh­bor­ing bar­rios need of a man­power. The San Vi­cente Pilot School for Philip­pine Crafts­men can sup­ply the needed man­power as a welder, 1st class ma­son, car­pen­ter, and plumber. Hair and makeup, nail art spe­cial­ist SVPSFC serves a cra­dle of man­power ser­vicesr to the cos­mopoli­tan ar­eas of San Fer­nando and An­ge­les as it arises from the ashes of Pi­natubo where I know that it has al­ready trained young men and women of orig­i­nal Ba­col or enos.

The school was for­mer su­per­vised by TESDA when se­condary trade school must be trans­ferred to DEPED. We have the best crafts­men needed by DEPED, the school was once a bas­tion of train­ing cen­ter in plumb­ing,weld­ing,.

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The au­thor is Teacher III at San Vi­cente Pilot School for Philip­pine Crafts­men, Bu­laon, City of San Fer­nando, Pam­panga.

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