Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MKADC Donates Books for Bukidnon School

Mt. Kitanglad Agri Development Corporation, a company engaged in pineapple production in Bukidnon, recently turned over textbooks to Kilangi Elementary School in Kilangi, Brgy. Lurugan, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Through the program, Kilangi received 60 textbooks in Math, English and Science and a dictionary. MKADC is represented by MKADC's Environmental Management Representative Mr. Jerry Manubag.

Kilangi Elementary School (Kilangi ES) is one of the most depressed and deprived public schools in Bukidnon. According to Kilangi ES’s Principal Mrs. Barbara C. Obedencio, their average National Achievement Test (NAT) Performance is at 56.85 for the past four school years (SY 2006 – 2009) which is way too far from the needed 75% rate to pass the National Achievement Test. Kilangi ES’s rating vis-à-vis Reading Performance based on the Philippine Reading Inventory Scale, and as provided by Mrs. Obedencio, is at 93% Frustration Level this SY 2009-2010.

Kilangi ES’s poor performance is attributed to the lack of educational materials particularly textbooks for their students. The number of textbooks in Kilangi Elementary School is not enough for the number of enrolled students in the school. The current ratio of textbook to student in Kilangi Elementary School varies per subject. The ratio for English subject textbooks to students (from Grades I – VI) is 1:3, a ratio of 1:5 in Science subjects (from Grades I – VI), and also a ratio of 1:5 in Math subjects (from Grades I – VI).

The donation of textbooks aims to address this inadequacy and further help Kilangi ES to improve on their competency ratings.