Governor Tony Cerilles Extends Christmas Greetings to all Teachers
EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world and it aims the knowledge not of facts but of values. As we grow up, it becomes very important in each and every stage of our lives and there is someone who plays a vital role in shaping our individual lives. Someone who makes us realize our dreams. Someone who inspires us to give of our best in order to discover what we really know. Someone who imparts knowledge and a role model that inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness,live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. Someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like. We learn through them, through their commitment to excellence and through their ability to make us realize our own personal growth. That someone is our beloved teacher. Teacher’s role involves more than simply standing in front of a classroom and lecturing. Even though a teacher spends the majority of the day in the classroom, the actual teaching component is only part of the job. An effective teacher understands that teaching involves wearing multiple hats to ensure that the school day runs smoothly and all students receive a quality education.
As part of the 7-point agenda of the Provincial Government headed by our Provincial Governor Antonio Herrera Cerilles, various projects and programs in education have been firmly implemented in furtherance for imparting values to each student such as perseverance, hard work, integrity, respect and most especially the love of God, country and fellowmen, producing good citizens and responsible leaders.
The province of Zamboanga del Sur aims to make quality and affordable education accessible to all by establishing the Josefina Herrera Cerilles State College Campuses in almost all municipalities as the leader institution in producing competent and skilled professionals. It also develops potential athletes in the province by creating the first Sports Academy in Mindanao, the Zamboanga del Sur Sports Academy who undergo training's on different sports events as well as enhancing the academic performance of their student athletes. Another is the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial College that advocates organic agriculture based on the program of the Provincial Government because the school campus is considered as the provincial organic center and one of their goals is to be an eco- friendly school.
This program includes scouting not only for the students but to include teachers and local officials. The Scouting Movement, through the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), is an effective program in the leadership and value formation of every child. The main objective of this program is consistent with the Department of Education’s mission to enhance, support, and develop boys and girls into well-rounded individuals with exemplary character. The aim of the movement is the development of good citizenship among the rising generation.
Teaching is one of the greatest professions in the world and without our teachers, we cannot be a successful person in the future. Thankfully, they shared their knowledge with us in a way that encourages us to complete our studies and an occasion like Christmas is a great opportunity to express our gratefulness to them.