DepEd offers summer class for out-of-school children and youth
The Department of Education is reaching out to learners who are beyond the reach of the formal school system by inviting them to a summer class where lessons are delivered in an alternative mode using learning-friendly teaching strategies.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said this initiative is part of the department’s move to make education accessible and inclusive of all learners. “We are calling on children and youth who have not been to school to attend this summer class which was specifically designed for them. This caters to all youths regardless of gender, physical, intellectual, social condition, and linguistic background, including high school drop-outs,” added Luistro.
The alternative delivery mode (ADM) summer program aims to provide more inclusive approaches and wider strategies to address concerns on access and quality of education in elementary and secondary levels.
Based on DepEd Memo No. 20, Luistro instructed all regional ADM teams to convene all division coordinators to launch a massive information dissemination campaign to reach the targeted summer class attendees.
“We are likewise enlisting the support of other education stakeholders such as the Parent Teachers Association, local government units, alumni associations as well as barangay personnel to help DepEd bring these learners to the summer class,” explained Luistro.
Registrations are conducted during the four Saturdays of February to give the department enough time to prepare the learning modules. “We are preparing the modified in-school, out-of- school approach (MISOSA) modules for elementary and the open high school program for secondary students,” Luistro pointed out.
In case of loss or inadequate registration documents, (elementary certificate of graduation, elementary card or high school report card of the last year attended) interested attendees should bring a certification from the LGU, and the local office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The certification shall express the willingness of the agency/institution to temporarily act as guardian and assist the prospective enrollees in the submission of the required documents.