BAGUIO CITY-The city’s basic education sector continues to thrive with community effort; reaping awards in students’ academic accomplishments and government recognition as well.
This was reported by City Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Federico Martin during last Monday’s city hall flag raising ceremonies.
The completion of 68 and repair of 62 Dep-Ed funded and Department of Public Works and Highways (EPWH)-implemented signs of structural growth, Martin said. As for city-funded structures, two buildings were completed and one repaired, solving the problems of classroom shortage.
For teacher items, 157 items were filled through ranking, merit and fitness; while through the equal opportunity principle, three Persons With Disability (PWD) were employed. Five Gender and Development (GAD)-based independent parents were also hired to teach in the public schools.
Partnership with different groups through hosting of activities including five national events, international initiatives, trainings and activities was also done throughout the year.
Construction materials worth P1.5M was contributed by the city government for Brigada Eskwela at the start of classes while helped improve school facilities, Martin also reported.
During his report, Martin presented Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) student Jerico Villarico who represented and won 2nd runner-up for the country in the 8thASEAN quiz bee last November, in Bali, Indonesia. His coach Eva Layagan was also presented.
BCNHS students also won second place in solo, rondalla in Kwerdas Pilipinas (Philippine Rondalla Ensemble) in a presentation the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila.
Other quality and relevance awards, Over-all champion at the Regional Sining-Tanghalan, Regional Filipino and Population Development Araling Panlipunan to represent the city on Jan. 28- Feb. 2, 2019 in Pangasinan; Over all championship during the recent quiz bee in Bontoc, Mt. Province; Regional Regional Science festival investigatory project; Over-all Champion at the recent Regional Press Conference, a place at the Regional Technolympics; were garnered by the students, Martin further said.
The Baguio Dep-Ed division was recently declared ISO aligned as to organizational standards, with preparations for a Civil Service accreditation. Martin also reported about Dep-Ed CAR’s My School, My Home program which keeps winning accolades from other agencies. The program establishes students’ roots and future through a feeling of security, child protection and absence of bullying, school-based management, core values and spirituality, disaster risk reduction management and climate change adaptation. The program was implemented in schools since 2015./Julie G. Fianza