Journalism Course Now Offered in 17 Public Schools

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A special program on journalism (SPJ) is now being offered in 17 secondary public schools in different regions in the country after the Department of Education (DepEd) officially opened the course this school year.Education Secretary Jesli Lapus said that the regional journalism schools will serve as training ground to future journalists in the country, adding that the program will allow students in public high schools to harness their skills in journalism and take on the role of responsible communicators.“More than the skills, we anticipate this program to sow the seeds of integrity, hard work, and creativity in our youth, thus build the foundation for developmental journalism,” Lapus added.The 17 schools selected to offer SPJ are Mangaldan National High School (Region 1), Don Mariano Marcos National High School (Region 2), San Jose del Monte High School (Region 3), Tanza National Comprehensive High School (Region 4-A Calabarzon), Dolores National High School (Region 4-B MIMAROPA), and Naga Science High School (Region 5), Oton National High School (Region 6), Cebu City Science High School (Region 7), Palo National High School (Region 8), Zamboanga del Norte National High School (Region 9), Misamis Oriental Comprehensive High School (Region 10), Davao City National High School (Region 11), Irineo Santiago National High School (Region 12), Bayugan National Comprehensive High School (CARAGA), Maluso National High School (ARMM), Pines City National High School (CAR) and North Fairview High School (NCR). …