DIPOLOG CITY, February 29, 2024 – The Divisionwide Orientation on the Administration of the National Learning Camp Assessment (NLCA) 2024, spearheaded by the Schools Monitoring Management and Evaluation (SMME) section along with the Information and Technology Office (ITO), concluded successfully.

The Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA) is set to conduct the NLCA for Grades 7 to 10 public school learners starting March 11. This assessment aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning camp intervention on the learning proficiencies of participating learners in this year’s NLC. As such, select school heads and teachers underwent orientation to facilitate the assessment process at the division level.

The NLC, a voluntary learning recovery program aligned with the MATATAG: Bansang Makabata, Batang Makabansa agenda, offers learners engaging classes during the end-of-school-year break. These classes, focused on enhancing skills in reading, mathematics, science, and technology, aim to improve learner outcomes and enhance teacher competence for better instructional delivery.

In an interview with SEPS Luisiano S. Murro Jr., he emphasized the importance of equipping teachers with tools for assessing learners’ performance before and after the NLC.

“It’s imperative that we equip our educators with the tools to properly assess our learners’ performance before and after the NLC,” Murro stated. “This will help the Department identify which components of the program should need improvement, if any.”

In light of the new DepEd Order adjusting the school calendar, this year’s NLC is scheduled for July 1 to 19. DepEd Dipolog remains committed to collaborating with the LGU and other stakeholders to streamline the program effectively.

(via Cielbert E. Dondoyano Jr., Public Affairs Unit – SDO Dipolog)