By Merlina Hernando-Malipot
In line with its efforts to boost the morale of its personnel assigned in the implementation of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program, the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to give national recognition to select ALS mobile teachers and coordinators who have shown exemplary performance in the promotion of the program.
Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua announced the 2019 National Recognition for Exemplary DepEd-Delivered ALS Teachers to be given by the department through its Alternative Learning System Task Force (ALS TF).
The event, Pascua explained, aims to “give due recognition” to select DepEd-Delivered ALS Teachers – who are either mobile teachers or full-time district ALS coordinators – for their “exemplary performance, dedication and outstanding achievements in the promotion of literacy and quality education in ALS.”
The name of awardees per region, Pascua noted, should be submitted to the ALS TF on or before this coming November 22. The awarding ceremony will be held next month, December 12, in Dipolog City.
Pascua explained that the ALS program implementation is primarily delivered by the ALS mobile teachers and district ALS coordinators (DALCS) who “conduct community-based learning sessions to out-of-school children, youth, and adults (OSCYA) in geographically isolated, disadvantaged, marginalized, and sometimes conflict-affected areas and communities.
In “consideration of their contribution to the delivery of quality ALS programs,” Pascua said that the DepEd – through the ALS Task Force – will give due recognition to select DepEd- Delivered ALS teachers “starting this year.” This activity, he added, is “expected to help boost the morale of other ALS teachers.”
The award, Pascua explained, will recognize the select ALS Teachers “for their exemplary performance, dedication and outstanding achievements in the promotion of literacy and quality education” in ALS.
To qualify, the ALS mobile teacher/coordinator should have rendered service as ALS teacher for five years and above and that the Schools Division Offices should select one of their best DepEd-Delivered ALS teachers to be endorsed to the region.
“The Regional Office shall select one of their best ALS teachers to be endorsed to the Central Office. All endorsements shall be supported with the required documents duly signed by their Schools Division Superintendents and Regional Directors,” Pascua said. He added that “there shall only be one awardee per region.”