No child left behind

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By Lorenzo E. Mendoza

The Scribe’s Corner

Sunday, August 3, 2014


DIRECTOR’S Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepED 11 OIC Regional Director Nenita E. Lumaad, CSEE to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) "You have to be familiar with all the programs and projects of our organization and you have to be accountable to each one. There should be sense of urgency in whatever you do.”

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In an official statement, DepEd Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro, fsc said the Department of Education is one with President Benigno S. Aquino III in fulfilling his promises to the Filipino people. We remain committed to the Filipino learner.

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He further said that after addressing the inherited backlog of basic inputs, DepED continues to address the incremental requirements of enrollment growth and additional requirements with the introduction of Senior High School. In fact, it is only now in the history of the agency that we are going to build classrooms in preparation for future requirements.

He added that the DepED is also hiring teachers at unprecedented levels that position the schools to provide quality education. The continued roll-out of the K to 12 curriculum sets the foundation for lasting reform of the Philippine educational system.

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Aquino recognizes the gains of DepEd and the hard work of the teachers by showing the real fruits of our labors – students who graduate with a better future and an increased hope in our country. The stories of Mark Escora (TESDA graduate), Jonnalyn Navarossa (TESDA graduate), and Maria Cecilia Fruelda (DepED ALS graduate) are the result of an education system and a reforming bureaucracy that refuse to give up on the Filipino learner.

The DepED Secretary said that these graduates represent the perseverance and commitment of the teachers and administrators who lead the fight against ignorance and despair in the most difficult circumstances.

He said that DepED will leave no Filipino child behind.

The Secretary mentioned that the President continues to be bound by his social contract to the Filipino people when he said that the government will persevere to restore people’s faith in government by pursuing much-needed reforms, call on everyone to rally together and to move forward collectively in building our nation because the Filipino is worth fighting for.

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The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Unit, boosts its efforts in the nationwide computerization projects for all schools and DepEd offices.
Secretary Luistro stressed the thrust of the department’s ICT Programs which is directed in aiding our stakeholders to attain accessible and comprehensive education, wherever they may be in the country.
Among these ICT programs is the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS), an online facility for encoding, storage and report generation of all school information, mapping of geolocation of schools nationwide, mapping of libraries and library hubs, Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS) -- an online library developed by local and international education partners and even created by teachers themselves and others which will be rolled out nationwide soon.

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You can access DepED Updates, latest issuances, photos and other relevant information through our website: http://www.deped.gov.ph and our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/deped.regionxi. For comments, suggestions and/or contributions, send your email to region11@deped.gov.ph. For queries, complains and other concerns for the different schools divisions email them to davao.city@deped.gov.ph, davao.delsur@deped.gov.ph, davao.delnorte@deped.gov.ph, tagum.city@deped.gov.ph, panabo.city@deped.gov.ph, igacos@deped.gov.ph, davao.oriental@deped.gov.ph, digos.city@deped.gov.ph, mati.city@deped.gov.ph and compostela.valley@deped.gov.ph

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 04, 2014.

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