MANILA, Philippines — Nagtatag ang Department of Education (DepEd) ng bagong byuro na tututok at sisiguro sa maayos at epektibong implementasyon ng Alternative Learning System (ALS) program para sa out-of-school Filipinos.
Nakasaad sa Department Order No. 47 ng DepEd, na ang bubuuing Bureau of Alternative Education (BAE) ay ang opisinang tututok sa ALS program.
Palalawigin din ng BAE ang sakop ng ALS sa mga out-of-school na Pinoy na nasa ilalim ng special cases, kabilang na ang indigenous peoples, persons deprived of liberty, at learners with disabilities.
Ang pagtatatag din sa bagong byuro ay alinsunod sa Republic Act No. 11510 o ang Alternative Learning System Act, dagdag pa ng DepEd.
“This will strengthen our initiatives, programs, and policies for the out-of-school children in special cases, youth, and adults as we ensure their educational continuity for them to be able to develop basic and functional literacy, life skills, and pursue an equivalent pathway to complete basic education,” ani Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Martes.
“This shows DepEd’s strong commitment to provide education and help out-of-school children in special cases, youth, and adults in achieving their dreams for the betterment of their and their community’s future,” giit pa niya.