25 Cebu City jail inmates finish elementary, high school via ALS-A A +A
Thursday, October 18, 2012
CEBU CITY -- Twenty-five Cebu City male inmates recently received their school diplomas from the Alternative Learning System (ALS) of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Cebu City Division.
Three inmates finished elementary, while 22 others are now high school graduates.
The ALS is a free education program of DepEd under its Bureau of Alternative Learning System intended for those who cannot afford formal schooling.
It provides a viable alternative to formal education instruction, encompassing both the non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills.
The inmates said they were grateful for the help of Dr. Rhea Mar A. Angtud, schools division superintendent of Cebu City; Roy Guarin, Division ALS coordinator; Melchor I. Billacasten; Supt. Johnson Calub; JO2 Manuel Castanares, Inmates and Welfare Development (IWD) chief; JO1 Noel Auman and the IWD staff in coming up with the education program.
ALS is anchored on the teaching of life skills that goes beyond obtaining information, but is more concerned about the application of the competencies and values to develop within the individual the ability to make decisions that will improve their quality of life. (PNA)