The Department of Education (DepEd) has just released the results of the 2013 Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test (ALS A&E). Out of the 24,998 applicants for the elementary level, 6,135 passed. In the secondary level, 221,598 took the exam and 72,076 were declared successful.
Secretary of Education Armin Luistro congratulated all the passers for their diligent efforts in meeting the final requirement before getting their respective achievement certificates. “Through the ALS A&E certificate, an industry-based worker, or a member of a cultural minority, or the differently-abled, or an out-of-school youth or adult may pursue further formal education or career growth. Congratulations to everyone who passed the exam, and for those who did’t, this is not the end of the line. You can always return to the modules and retake the exam the next time. Diligence is key.”
The ALS is a free education program aimed to deliver the education agenda to the marginalized sector through sets of modules, varying schedules, and one-on-one discussions with the facilitator when the need arises. The A&E Test is a paper and pencil-based test composed of composition writing and answering a multiple choice-type set of questions.
The list of passers can be viewed on the official DepEd website at: http://www.deped.gov.ph/
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