school, 22 students passed the exam, qualifying them for the college level. All passers of the ALS exam are considered graduates and are eligible to move forward in their studies based on the guidelines of the Department of Education (DepEd).
Geramie John Garais, who placed sixth in the nationwide exam, in his speech thanked the Balik Aral Program for enabling him to pursue him dreams.
Meanwhile, 67 students completed the BAP from both elementary and high school level out of 150 students who initially enrolled.
In his message, Dean Joel Espedido from the College of Education, encouraged both the BAP completers and ALS passers to continue their studies and envision for themselves the future that they dream of. He pledged that DLSU-D will continue in its tradition of service and education for as long as there are students who need it, as he thanked volunteer teachers who work tirelessly to educate the out of school youths who are part of the program.
"We are very happy to report that we have 67 completers this year and 35 ALS passers. Even if we were only able to help one student pass the test, we would have been extremely proud and having one in the national top 6 is a major accomplishment for all of us at BAP," Mara Salibay, outgoing BAP coordinator said.