DepEd-RO1 Bares Private Schools to offer SHS, Expects Success

San Fernando City, La Union – More than 250 Private Schools, State Colleges and Universities (SUC’s), and Local Universities and Colleges (LUC’s) have received Provisional Government Permit (PGP), Mr. Oscar P. Flores, Chief Education Supervisor, Quality Assurance Division (QAD) and concurrent Officer-in-Charge Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) said.

The PGP is a requirement before a school can offer Senior High School (SHS) curriculum in June 2016.

Flores stated that the recipients underwent on-the-spot inspection and validation conducted by the team organized by the Department of Education Regional Office 1 (DepEd-RO1). Prior to this, they were endorsed by the Central Office after submitting manifestation of an intention, and possessing all the necessary qualifications in offering the program.

The department looks into the capability of the schools to teach any of the Academic, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood, Sports, and the Arts and Design tracks as well as their corresponding strands.

Included also in the requisites are availability of school facilities and equipment; competitive and specialized SH teachers; and sufficiency of classrooms.

With the readiness of all the needed faculties, Flores expressed optimism that the purposes of the SHS program will be attained.

Meanwhile, Flores elucidated that the QAD is on the process of evaluating the private schools’ proposed tuition fee increase. This is to regulate the possible implementation of collecting unreasonable fees.