Program on Secondary Education Pushed

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PASIG CITY The Department of Education (DepEd) here, through its bureau of education (BSE) is currently undertaking a series of orientation-workshop for the implementation next school year of its Project EASE (Effective and Affordable Secondary Education).

The innovative project seeks to help rural school children who dropped out of high school due to, among other things, poverty, household jobs and farm work, to complete their secondary education through learning modules.

Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus said the orientation-workshop, which focuses on "Curriculum Intervention" for Potential School-Leavers, seek to:

1. Deepen implentors awareness and understanding of the procedures of implementing the programs learning system.

2. Enhance the knowledge and skills of the implentors in managing the use of self-learning modules.

3. Improve the instruments of assessing and evaluating student performance.

4. Formulate implementing strategies and plans.

De Jesus said in a memorandum he issued recently that the orientation-workshop, conducted by cluster regions, is participated in by school principals and teacher-coordinators of 15 regional pilot schools of project EASE, division supervisors, chiefs of regional secondary education divisions, and heads to public and private high schools which intend to adopt the project. …