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USL reassures commitment to literacy programs, extension services

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao (USL) Vice President for Academics Doctor Emmanuel James Pattaguan reassured the school’s commitment in supporting programs such as literacy development and other extension activities.

This as Pattaguan spoke on Thursday, May 24, during the graduation ceremony of the 1st Summer Literacy Program of the Cagayan Provincial Learning and Resource Center (PLRC) in partnership with USL and JCI Tuguegarao Ybanag. Some 32 children graduated from the program.

The administrator said USL might expand their enrichment programs to other towns in the near future.

Pattaguan also expressed USL’s desire to continue partnering with PLRC for the development of children.

He suggested to PLRC Head Librarian Michael Pinto a weekend literacy program as a follow-up activity and continuation of the program.

“Literacy programs may not be as perfect because they are those who need to cope up, there are those in advanced, and those who are coping up. What’s good is we whisper together that there should be follow-up programs such as this,” Pattaguan said.

Pattaguan added that they might also hold mathematics sessions or other advanced courses.

The educator also assured USL’s readiness in conducting such programs.

“Part of our thrust is to train our students and employees to do extension and service learning program…Whatever we have learned or taught in class, it must be applied to the community. Our students can apply right there and then whatever lessons they’ve learned from the university,” Pattaguan said.

Pattaguan also urged partners to “open more doors and opportunities” to establish more programs for the development of young learners.

Read and read

Pattaguan told parents during the graduation ceremony to help their children develop the habit of reading.

“The old saying that reading makes a man, makes a person, and lets every person travel the world is always correct. If you cannot read, you can probably not answer your math subjects. So dear pupils, it’s always good to read and read,” he said.

Pattaguan also stressed the value of reading while sharing his experience growing up.

“I come from a family of 12 where we are very poor. What we only have are the books coming from the elementary school but how I read and how I became a good reader it’s because, other than [reviewing] the lessons in class, I also have to extend [by] reading aloud I n our own home or in our backyard at home,” he said.

He also shared his parents’ advice to him when he was still young, which is, “If you don’t read, you will never progress in life.”

With this, Pattaguan congratulated the pupils’ parents for their commitment to bring their children to the program. He said this is “something they will hold dear.”

“Good parents contribute to the full education of children. If parents are present in the education of their children, I am sure that their children will succeed in life. It cannot be that you are present only during the opening day and end up not attending to your children,” he said.

“Good parenting is always being present in the midst of your children, every moment as much as possible,” Pattaguan added.

The educator also commended the student-teachers of the School of Education Arts, Sciences, and Health (SEASH) for their work and passion in teaching pupils of the said month-long literacy program. Northernforum.net

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