TUBA, Benguet, Dec.12 (PIA) -- This municipality received the Seal of Good Education Governance from Synergeia Foundation in recognition for its outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to its constituents.
Councilor Jerome Palaoag, Education Committee chair, announced this during a kapihan as part of the town’s 106th foundation anniversary celebration.
Tuba is one of the 24 cities and municipalities in the whole country that received the inaugural seal, which also comes with a technology incentive package from Smart Communication and PLDT.
The other recipients are Alimodan, Iloilo; Argao, Cebu; Bacnotan, La Union;, Balamban, Cebu; Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Cabatuan, Iloilo; Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental; Conception, Iloilo; Dalaguete, Cebu; Dao, Capiz; DatuPaglas, Maguindanao; Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya; Diffun, Quirino; Ivisan, Capiz; Lambunao, Iloilo;, Miago, Iloilo; Mina, Iloilo; North Upi, Maguindanao; Santol, La Union; Simunul, Tawi-Tawi; Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Valenzuela, Metro Manila; and Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya.
The Seal of Good Education Governance is awarded to outstanding LGUs which have measured up in terms of leadership in implementation and funding of education programs through their Local School Boards, Palaoag explained.
To qualify for the Seal, the average National Achievement Test score of elementary school children must be higher than the national average of 66 percent, or must have increased by at least two percentage points. Tuba got 94 percent.
Cohort survival rate (the percentage of first graders who go on to complete the six grade) must be higher than the national average of 70 percent, or must have increased by at least two percentage points, Tuba cohort survival is 92 percent, Palaoag added.
Another criteria is that the LGU must have recorded a decrease in non-readers and frustrated readers by at least 15 percentage points. Tuba was able to achieve 8 percentage.
Synergeia is a coalition of individuals, institutions, and organizations working to improve the quality of basic education. Maria Aprila Cruz (JDP/MAWC – PIA CAR)