Reading Comprehension Program Launch in Deped Zamboanga Del Sur Division
“Learning how to read completes your life”, this is the line of Governor Tony Cerilles as he headed the launching of the Reading Comprehension Program last November 14, 2017 at Megayon Stage, Provincial Government Center, Dao Pagadian City. This is an activity of the Department of Education, Zamboanga del Sur Division in partnership of JCI Senate Zamboanga del Sur Chapter, Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur and TESDA Zamboanga del Sur. It was attended by all Elementary School Heads and Administrators of the province who are also excited to start the said program in order to enhance the reading skills of their students.
“There is more to being a good reader than just being able to read the words accurately just as important is being able to understand what has been read”, this is the essence of the reading comprehension program being launched in our province according to Zamboanga del Sur TESDA Director and Reading Comprehension Program Consultant Lorenzo Emanuel Guillermo in his speech.
He recognized Governor Cerilles as the key person behind the said project to facilitate the reading skills of the students of Zamboanga del Sur and find solution to the problem of low quality education. “I am very happy that no other than your Provincial Governor has seen the problem and has taken this intervention”, he said.
“That is why I am immensely happy that a different kind of reading program is unfolding in the division of Zamboanga del Sur with the father of the province taking the cudgel of addressing the reading problems of children of the province. You are more than bless because right with us is the Governor taking the lead.” he further said.
He also stated that in his entire career, this is his first time to see a provincial governor taking bold steps to help children read that is why, as a Reading Specialist, he offer his full-support to the said program. He voluntarily offer help and be a part of the said worthy undertaking.
“I want to be part of the Governor’s legacy in building a better future for our children through reading” he added.