LEGAZPI CITY, July 22 (PNA) -- Nominations for the 2015 Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon have kept on coming in, the Albay Council on Education and Search and Awards Committee (SAC) said Wednesday.
The Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon program is an awards system developed by Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, which aims to boost the educational system in the province by giving recognition and rewards to principals, teachers, students, and local government units (LGUs) that have made significant contributions to uplift the quality of education in Albay.
The Provincial Government of Albay gives cash, certificates, trophies, plaques and medals to achievers and high performers.
The SAC chairpersons for Student Excellence in Academic and Leadership (SEALl), Ten Outstanding Teachers of Albay (TOTAL), Three Outstanding Principals in the Countryside of Albay (TROPICAL), and Kadunong LGU with Best Practices in Education have submitted to the council the nominations in their respective programs.
For the SEAL category, there have been 44 nominations received already but this number may still increase as the deadline for nomination to be submitted to the Provincial Education Department (PED) is still on July 31.
The TOTAL category has so far received 57 nominations but four have been disqualified for not meeting the requirements, mostly, for not achieving the minimum 20 teaching hours per week.
Unfortunately, there will be no TROPICAL category this year as nominees fell below the minimum ten nominations with only eight nomination forms submitted.
The committee decided that the funds allocated for the program be used instead for the training of the school heads.
The chairperson for the Kadunong LGU with Best Practices in Education reported that no nomination has been delivered yet but these are expected to come in near the deadline for submission, which is on August 31.
The PED, headed by Nenita Villalon, is still accepting nominations and is encouraging students, teachers, and communities to band together to give recognition to deserving individuals who have shown excellence in their work and achievements in the field of education.(PNA) CTB/RCK/FGS/EMC/CBD/PJN