• Baguio inmates finish ALS program

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    BAGUIO CITY: Six female and three male wards received their diplomas for passing the Alternative Learning System 2 Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) test for the secondary level at the Baguio City Jail multi-purpose hall recently. Arthur Tiongan, Department of Education-Baguio ALS supervisor, said the graduates attended their classes and took the accreditation and equivalency test while in detention, making them eligible for college. He paid tribute to the parents and relatives of the graduates for attending the commencement ceremonies at the jail court yard. One of the graduates narrated that she did not finish her high school education because of financial problems that were further aggravated by vices. She said she was grateful to finish high school inside the jail. The non-formal education A&E test is a paper and pencil test designed to measure the competencies of those who have neither attended nor finished elementary or secondary education in the formal school system.

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