ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Multi-sectoral stakeholders in Roxas City pledged their support to the programs that will promote the education of children.
In the Roxas City Schools Division Education Summit held April 26, 2018, nearly 150 stakeholders – local government officials, representatives from the government agencies, non-government and civic organizations, Department of Education officials and personnel as well as parents – joined the call to support the education program for the children.
The event was held in partnership with the Child Initiative, a non-government organization that promotes for the protection and empowerment of children especially those who are in the marginalized situation.
The highlight of the summit was the State of the Division Address (SODA) delivered by Roxas City Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Ferdinand Sy who represented Schools Division Superintendent Roel Bermejo.
Sy noted that the survival and completion rates in both elementary and secondary levels posted substantial improvement while marked reduction in dropout rate is also evident in 2016 compared to 2015.
“The graduation rate is increasing for elementary level, almost reaching 100 percent in the past four years, while there is an erratic trend with a tremendous increase of 13.16 percent in school year 2014-15 which reached more than a 100 percent for the secondary level,” Sy said.
He said that with the support of the various stakeholders, especially the parents, they will be able to achieve the DepEd’s vision, mission, goals and objectives of protecting and promoting the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education.
The Roxas City Schools Division covers 41 public and 27 private elementary schools and 22 secondary schools to include the Integrated Schools, private and state university with 1,077 teachers from the Kinder, elementary as well as Junior and Senior High School.
Record also showed that for school year 2017-2018, the total enrolment reached 42,536, of which the elementary enrolees are 26,179 while the 10,506 and 5,851 are the Junior and Senior High School enrolees, respectively. (PIA-Capiz)