Philippines Alternative Learning System opens for all– Education is the most important requirement in order to be successful in life.
The Philippine offers a program called Alternative Learning System for all ages. In the year 2001 the Philippine government established the said program in order to address the needs of those who weren’t able to have education because of poverty.
According to the survey, 23 percent of the four million out-of-school children and youth stopped attending school after getting married.
Teachers of this Alternative Education are called “Mobile Teachers” because they are mostly seen in rural and depressed areas in where majority of clientele can be found. Children will receive training program given by the Department of Education and could have school certificate.
The Data that was released in April 2015 from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that “one in every ten or about four million Filipino children and youth were out-of-school in 2013.
Ages from 14 years of age who are not attending school are considered “out-of-school children”, while “out-of-school youth” are those age 15 to 24 years who are not attending school without any college education or post secondary course, and are not working.
In Alternative Education, Students are not required to attend school daily but only requires them to choose their own schedules according to their availability. Students who wants to take the ALS will be given an oral and written exam to assess their competency level.
This would help busy students to achieve elementary and high school education without the need of going to attend class everyday just like the formal education system and classes will normally be held at barangay halls or community learning centers.