ALS Flexible learning gives student time to pursue passion
--By Simone Hockins
Aaron Clark J. Capuli’s family had to make a tough decision – either Aaron finishes school or his older sister goes to college. They could not afford both.
But, thanks to the Alternative Learning System (ALS), Aaron, now 17, has the opportunity to finish his secondary schooling.
He entered into the ALS program in his barangay of Balogo, in Pasacao, in mid-September 2016.
He enjoys the way his teacher, Ma’am Maria Gleiza J. Bambe, supports her students.
“She talks to us and helps us if we don’t understand,” he says.
Aaron also likes that he only has class on Mondays, as it still leaves him time to go to the computer shack with his friends.
“I love playing [on the] computer. I’m addicted to online games,” he says.
He loves gaming so much he hopes to pass his Accreditation and Equivilency (A&E) exam in January 2017 and go onto study Information Technology (I.T) at college.
“I’m happy about being in the program,” he says.
“It is important to me because I need to get into college.”
Aaron’s mother encouraged him to apply so he and one of his friends decided to join ALS together.
Aaron’s advice to future ALS students is simple.
“Just study and enjoy it,” he says.