July 04 - July 17, 2005

LC DepEd to implement ‘no read, no move’ policy

In consonance with the reading program of the Department of Education (DepEd), the National Education Testing and Research Center conducted a reading test for all grade III pupils in the division of Laoag as the city DepEd prepares to implement the “No read, no move” policy.

Dr. Vira Luz Raguindin, city assistant schools division superintendent, said that three elementary schools in Barangays Calayab, Salet and Dilaan were picked as the first schools to undergo reading tests on July 12.

According to Raguindin, this program is in support of the DepEd thrust to have all grade III pupils to be a reader before the end of the grade.

The “No read, no move” policy is about the non-promotion of grade III pupils who still cannot read to grade IV.

This program, Raguindin continued, would make the DepEd concentrate more on grades III, II and I, as the city DepEd has also designated education supervisors for the said elementary grade levels.

Just the same, other supervisors will also be in charge of the other elementary grade levels and secondary levels.

With the implementation of this program, Raguindin appealed to all parents to help in supervising the reading skills of their children as parents should also help teachers in monitoring their children’s education progress.

“Kasapulan ngarud iti panag-titinnulong dagiti nagannak ken mamaestra iti pannaka-ipaay iti napin-pintas nga edukasyon dagiti ubbing (That’s why cooperation between parents and teachers is needed for the children to have a better quality of education),” Raguindin said.

Meanwhile, Raguindin is also set to leave the city DepEd for a new posting in Urdaneta City.

Raguindin bade farewell to the city government officials during the last staff meeting held at the City Hall on July 11.

Raguindin had been advised by the DepEd secretary to immediately report to Urdaneta City in Pangasinan as early as two weeks ago but as she still had commitments in the city, she asked the DepEd regional director to be given time until July 25.

With Raguindin’s departure, Laoag City Mayor Michael V. Fariñas expressed his gratitude in behalf of the city government for her services.

Raguindin, in turn, also thanked the city government for giving her the opportunity to serve in the city for a long time.

Dominic B. dela Cruz

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