“Be bold. Be courageous. Be your best.”
My greetings of congratulations to all the graduates and completers of class 2021 !
Your graduation or moving up is a significant and exciting milestone to you and your family. Your courage , strength and remarkable resilience have made you succeed in your academic endeavors in the midst of global pandemic. Indeed, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented and unique challenges in our education landscape, which affect teachers, learners, parents and even our stakeholders. However, to ensure continuity of education, amidst health crisis, various educational platforms and interventions have been adopted and implemented. I am profoundly elated and proud how you responded to the challenges of distance learning; self-studying , struggling to understand your assignments and to answer your modules every week. But, your motivation to continue learning even without your teachers physically accompanying you in your journey of learning has helped you overcome the pressures and anxieties. I commend the bravery of your parents who also faced extraordinary challenges as both parent and teacher, who toil day and night to support you in your home schooling or distance learning. Our hearts are truly overwhelmed with the kind of partnership we wonderfully established during this health crisis. To our school heads, whose brand of leadership is best tested during this “New Normal”, you have now seen the fruits of your dedication to make your school a true laboratory of learning despite changing circumstances brought on by the pandemic . Your management and leadership catapulted to the success of our learners. To our teachers, whose sacrifices cannot be ignored, - my hats-off! You carried your works with compassion and perseverance .You play an important role to ensure learners stay engaged while they are learning at home . It is not ordinary to check volumes of modules but you did it. Again, we recognize and appreciate your efforts. I would like also to thank our provincial goverment , our local government units and other education partners for the overwhelming support in the implementation of the Division Learning Continuity Plan , the unwavering support provided to ensure every learners is given the opportunity to continue learning in whatever modality most appropriate to the situation of our learners and families. Finally, to our dear graduates and completers, - my heart swells with pride and joy for your academic achievement . Together, we look forward to seeing you in the widest array of success in the future. Now, that your path is lighted, we are confident you are ready to face more exciting challenges ahead of you. Be assured of our support and loyalty… of our love… of our commitment to see you through.
Godspeed and congratulations!
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