CATARMAN, Northern Samar– The Department of Education lauded the Provincial Government of Northern Samar’s support to the advancement of education in the region, citing the dedication and support of the Provincial Government under the leadership of Governor Edwin Ongchuan to have significantly contributed to the enrichment of the learning environment and the educational landscape.

The award was presented to the Governor by Schools Division Superintendent Gaudencio Aljibe, Jr. after the recently-held School Board Meeting at the Provincial Capitol which Governor Ongchuan gratefully received, along with Vice Governor Clarence Dato.

As Chairperson of the Provincial School Board, Governor Ongchuan ensures that the Provincial Government dedicate resources for the development of children and youth in the province which include the Special Education Fund.

This fund plays a crucial role in supporting various initiatives aimed at enhancing the learning environment in the province, to include the construction of school buildings especially in remote areas of Northern Samar, the hiring of Provincial Government-paid Learning Support Aides, provision of IT equipment, accessing text books and other reading materials for learners and supporting school-based sports development activities.

DepEd has recognized these efforts with a Certificate of Recognition during the Local Stakeholders Convergence held in Palo, Leyte, received by Division Superintendent Aljibe and formally handed over to the governor. This recognition serves as proof of the Provincial Government’s steadfast support for the education sector, especially for the future leaders of the province – the Nortehanon children. (DBN/NLO/act)