Heads and representatives of different departments of Cavite provincial government, the city government of General Trias and representatives from other private stakeholders were recognized during the Education Summit at Luis Ferrer Jr. Senior High School in Pasong Kawayan 2, City of General Trias on March 20, 2019. With the theme, “Enhancing Learning Competencies by Sustaining Ties with Education Partners”, the summit recognized the contributions of partner institutions in the work immersion program for the Senior High School curriculum. It brought together stakeholders to strengthen partnership for better learning outcome and provided a venue for interaction and collaboration among them as well as future partners with the view of providing relevant and excellent education.
Dr. Daisy Z. Miranda, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent warmly welcomed all the public and private stakeholders who have responded to their invitation and lively discussed the Adopt- a- School Program and Partner Benefits.
According to Dr. Miranda, Adopt-a-School Program which started in 1998 was created to help generate resources and sustenance to education outside the mainstream funding and the national budget. Partners are enjoined to support the schools in the areas of infrastructure, health and nutrition, teaching skills development, computer and science equipment and learnings support. Under the program, private entities, either local or overseas are given opportunity to become partners in education through their assistance in the advancement and modernizations of public elementary and high schools. In return, they are to enjoy additional tax incentives as they implement their project.
Furthermore, during the summit, the school principal, Ms. Mercelita Javier delivered the state of the school address highlighting their accomplishments notably the 722 graduates last year and 905 graduating students for this school year. She also reported that Luis Ferrer Jr. Senior High School has posted 633 NC passers for 2017-2018 and 729 for 2018-2019.
On the other hand, Mayor Ony Ferrer delivered an inspirational message encouraging the learners to pursue college education to be more competitive. He motivated the students to continue acquiring knowledge to be financially independent in the future. “Education is an equalizer and students always have their chance to succeed in life. Grab it. Do not be satisfied on your present situation”, he emphasized.
The mayor also expressed his gratefulness to all the stakeholders who have imparted skills and information to the students which they can use in the real world.
As for the city government’s commitment to better education, he announced the planned establishment of additional Luis Ferrer Jr. Senior High School branch at Sta. Clara-Pinagtipunan and Biklatan area.
Sixth District Board Members Kerby Salazar and Felix “Jango” Grepo also conveyed their messages to the students and the public/private partners reflecting their eagerness to support the youth of Cavite.
Selected graduating senior high school students also shared their work immersion experience while the impression of work immersion was delivered by the representative of a partner office from the city government of Gen. Trias.