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5,500 OSYs, adults take alternative learning system Test in Cordillera
 
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet  ·  
By Carlito C. Dar
posted 8-Dec-2012  ·  
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The Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System (DepEd-ALS) successfully conducted the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Examination in the Cordillera Administrative Region last December 2.

ALS Regional Coordinator Dr. Gloria Felipe, in an interview, disclosed that for Cordillera, 5,530 out-of-school youths (OSYs) and adults (who have not finished their primary or secondary education) took the A&E examination in the various designated testing centers all over the region.

For Abra, there were 337 test takers, 398 for Apayao, 678 for Baguio City, 1,871 for Benguet, 822 for Ifugao, 457 for Kalinga, and 921 for Mt. Province.

ALS A&E examination is part of the Education Department’s program for achieving its Education for All thrust; passers are given certificates as elementary or secondary graduates signed by the Secretary of Education.

“Those who pass the ALS A&E Test for elementary level passers can enroll in high school; while secondary level passers can enroll in two, three, four or five-year courses,” Felipe said.

Secondary level A&E passers can also avail themselves of the Meralco Foundation Inc. and Technical Education and Skill Development Authority skills training programs.

In the October 2011 ALS A&E Test, 1,852 examinees in Cordillera passed the exam - 192 in the elementary level and 1,660 in the secondary level including 12 jail inmates from the Benguet provincial ail (two in elementary, 10 in secondary) (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
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