DepEd Rizal delivers thousands of ALS graduates

A total of 1,034 Alternative Learning System (ALS) passers of the Department of Education (DepEd) from the province of Rizal joined together on Tuesday, August 2, during the ceremonial ALS Graduation at the One Arena Sports Complex in Cainta, Rizal.

 

 

With the theme "ALS Gradweyts… Isang Karangalan at Simbolo ng Bagong Pag-asa sa Magandang Kinabukasan," 961 passers of the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test for secondary level and 73 for elementary received a certificate equivalent to an elementary or a high school diploma.

Thankful for the opportunity given to her, 16 year-old Jhoanna May Estrera, a product of ALS said "Thank you sa lahat. Masayang-masaya kami sa pagkakataon na binigay sa amin." Aware of their financial constraints, Estrera dropped out from high school and opted to work as an encoder. But when she found out about ALS, she enlisted herself for the program. "Iba pa rin kapag nakapagtapos ka eh. Hindi mo maaabot ng ganun kadali ang pangarap mo kapag wala kang diploma. Kaya sa mga nakakarelate na kagaya ko na gustong makapagtapos, isa ang ALS sa mga puwedeng magbigay ng chance para makapag-aral."

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