Sayang diploma? San Fernando, Cam Sur Mayor Fermin Mabulo alarmed over barely literate graduates


San Fernando, Camarines Sur Mayor Fermin Mabulo isn’t content with just churning out graduate after graduate.

Mabulo wants the products of schools in his town to be truly accomplished students, which is why he expressed alarm over the rate of elementary school graduates who are non-readers or poor readers.

He met with education officials on the issue and proposed interventions to address the problem.

He also said he would launch a bookathlon project to get more students to read.

A diploma is nothing but a piece of paper if you don’t have the skills to back it up!

“Meeting with school heads re alarming rate of students graduating elementary school who are non readers and/or poor readers. Suggested interventions to address the issue. Launching the booklathon project. #MayorSelfie,” Mabulo posted on Facebook.