107 inmates take ALS examinations

ABOUT 107 inmates from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Barangays Taculing and Handumanan, Bacolod City took the Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS-A&E) examination on Sunday, said BJMP-Taculing warden Gilbert Peremne.

Peremne said at the BJMP-Taculing, about 54 inmates took an ALS A&E examination and another 53 inmates in BJMP-Handumanan. 

He said the detainees have undergone ALS programs since January. After the 10-month review period, they were required to take an accreditation and equivalency test.

The examination will determine how they absorbed their lessons such in enumeration and essay, Peremne said.

He said every examinee has different examination papers for elementary or secondary accreditation. 

The inmates will convince the accreditation and equivalency in Manila to prove that they were capable of said program, he added. 

Peremne said the result of the examination will be posted online on March 2014. The passers will receive a graduate diploma from the Department of Education (DepEd) for the corresponding examination level, elementary or secondary.

The said certificate is also valid if the inmate will enroll in college if they finished serving their sentence inside the detention cell, Peremne said.

He said the BJMP has a memorandum agreement with the DepEd or Oplan Bakal.

The ALS examination is not only for the inmates but also in some barangays in Bacolod City, Peremne added.

He said the program is a big help to the inmates as it allows them to redeem themselves while serving their sentence inside the jail. 

The examination was given by teachers in Bacolod City and personnel from Bureau of Alternative System, Peremne said.

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