LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – “Ang pinagdadasal po naming lahat ay marating po ninyo ang inyong mga pangarap upang matulungan niyo na rin ang inyong pamilya.”
This was said by Governor Amado I. Espino, III as he commended the graduates of the Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E) Program of Alternative Learning System (ALS) of Schools Division Office of Pangasinan II during their Completion and Moving-Up Ceremony held at the Sison Auditorium on May 24.
In saying this, Governor Espino said that the joy of the parents during graduation is the same with local leaders’ elation knowing that the youth today are headed to a ‘better future.’
Governor Espino added that the provincial government remains keen on its objective in sustaining education thrusts that will empower the future generations.
“Ginagawa po naming ang lahat sa provincialgovernment maging ang mga local leaders upang paghandaan ang inyong magandang kinabukasan at ng inyong pamilya,” said Governor Amado I. Espino, Jr. for laying the foundation of good governance.
As such, he urged all the graduates to stay firm on their dreams and keep their mind focused despite the setbacks they have faced through their journey.
He also exhorted those graduates who are married to make their families as inspiration in finishing their studies with flying colors.
The provincial chief executive, on the other hand, extolled parents and teachers who took a huge part in the success of the ALS graduates.
Ely S. Ubaldo, OIC Asst. Schools Division Superintendent said that this graduation ceremony is a reflection of each graduate’s victory in life as she disclosed the core objective of the ALS program.
“Ang layunin ng ALS ay mabigyan ang mga Pilipino na nag-drop-out sa formal education system ng pagkakataon na makapag-aral sa pamamagitan ng iba’t-ibang programa,”
Ubaldo further stated as she noted that the ALS program is open to all and is continuously developed by the provincial government through Department of Education (DepEd)
Following the passage of the free tuition in state universities in the country, Ubaldo said that education today becomes more accessible and hence, she urged the graduates to enroll in state universities for college education.
The A&E is one of the component of ALS programs for drop-outs of formal education aimed at providing an alternative pathway of learning for out-of-school children, youth and adults who are basically literate but who have not completed the 10 years of basic education mandated by the Philippine Constitution.
The ALS Graduation and Moving Up Exercises of the SDO Pangasinan II is centered on the theme: “Mag-aral ng K t 12 Handa sa Hamon ng Buhay.”