Galing! Naga City Mayor Bongat lauds out-of-school youth who passed DepEd’s accreditation exams


Naga City Mayor John Bongat congratulated all the out-of-school youth who hurdled this year’s Accreditation and Equivalency Examinations of the Department of Education.

Bongat said that 329 out-of-school youth were certified high school graduates and another 17 were certified elementary graduates.

The mayor also lauded the record-breaking passing rate this year at 72%, the highest so far in the history of alternative learning system in Naga City.

“HAPPY GRADUATION AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 329 (including 22 from district jail) out-of-school youth and adults of Naga, who have been certified today as high school graduates and 17 more certified as elementary graduates, after hurdling DepEd’s Accreditation and Equivalency Examinations, equivalent to 72% passing rate, the highest so far in the history of alternative learning system in the city,” the mayor said.

The mayor attributed the increase of passing rate to the “innovations” introduced by the City government and the DepEd-Naga.

“The high passing rate this year, compared to last year’s 55% and less than 40% in previous years, is mainly due to the joint innovations of DepEd Naga and the City Govt, particularly the latter’s interventions thru the so called Barangay Literacy Workers program in collaboration with DepEd’s instructional managers and mobile teachers,” he said.

“We are offering the fresh high school graduates free college/tertiary education in the city-owned City College of Naga!,” he added.