Inmates pass acceleration, equivalency examination-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
BANGUED, Abra -- Three inmates of Abra Provincial Jail passed the Acceleration and Equivalency Examination conducted by the Alternative Learning Systems of the Department of Education (DepEd) last year.
The passers of the Basic Literacy Program of the ALS are Juanito Pilor, JR Bergonia, and Arnold Castaneda.
Provincial Jail Warden Amelito Barber said there were 27 inmates who took the A&E Exams after completing the modular classes conducted by Lany Manglibo and Michelle Farinas of the ALS in Bangued.
Dr. Pauline Sawadan, assistant chief of the ALS of DepEd-Cordillera, said the modular classes for the BLP are conducted for 120 hours like the usual number of hours required under the formal education where pupils and students attend school daily.
The only difference, according to Sawadan, is the ALS program is brought to the doorsteps of the learners by mobile teachers of the ALS.
Sawadan also said the ALS graduates are given diplomas signed by the DepEd Secretary and has an equivalent civil service eligibility which they can later use for their future employment in the government. (Maritess B. Beñas)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 20, 2012.