Paragraph 5 of DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2003 should be corrected as stated in this Order.
The duly designated District Nonformal Education Coordinators (DNFECs) across the country shall be required to continue rendering full-time service in order not to prejudice the various program concerns in Nonformal Education and the Alternative Learning System (NFE/ALS). See enclosure for the duties and responsibilities of the DNFECs. This Order is hereby issued in accordance with the provisions of RA 9155 which stipulates the essential role of DNFECs as a key figure in the NFE/ALS Program implementation, among others.
The Nonformal Education Accreditation and Equivalency Program (NFE A&E) is an alternative learning system which is designed to provide an opportunity to the out-of-school youth and adults fifteen (15) years old and above to continue learning outside of the classroom and a chance to reenter the formal school system (Source: NFE A&E Manual of Operations, 1999).
In order to address the learning needs of NFE A&E learners wishing to enter college, the Bureau of Nonformal Education (BNFE) developed a range of supplementary bridging courses to provide interested learners with skills and competencies in higher Mathematics, Advanced Science, English and Filipino if they are to cope with the demands and entry requirements of college education.
The April 2003 Nonformal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) Te:sts will be administered in approved designated Testing Centers on Sunday, 27 April 2003 to qualified Filipiino citizens, Balikbayans and Foreigners, in the identified sites with NFE A&E implementation.