ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Aug. 10) -– Governor Victor Tanco congratulated both the students and teachers of the Capiz Schools Division for topping the 2010-2011 National Achievement Test-Year II elementary level in Western Visayas.
Tanco said that this is proof of the dedication and commitment of the teachers to provide quality education to their students.
This came after Capiz Schools Division Superintendent Eveleth Gamboa revealed that the said division ranked first in Region VI with an overall general average of 78 percent.
Gamboa said that among the 18 school districts in Capiz, President Roxas ranked first, followed by Pontevedra with Sapian, Ivisan, and Panitan as second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
On the other hand, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Miguel Mac Aposin disclosed that for the high school national achievement test results, the Capiz division garnered a mean percentage score of 48.52 percent in the five subject areas.
Aposin stressed that while said result is still lower than the desired target of 75 percent, there is a yearly gradual increase in said achievement.
He said poverty affects performance in school as students need to help parents earn income to support to their daily needs.
“Engaging said children to work for a living means absenteeism, problem in drop outs as well as low participation rate,” Aposin said.
He said, however, that initiatives to address the said problem are being undertaken. Among these are weekly conduct of review and remedial classes, preparation of review materials by school, implementation of “time on task” thrust, and avoiding disruption of classes by scheduling training and other teacher activities on weekend. (JSC/JBG-PIA6 Capiz)