/ 17 December 2022

THE HOUSE Committee on Basic Education and Culture has approved a measure establishing an Academic Recovery and Accessible Learning Program.

The panel chaired by Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo approved consolidated House Bills 3721, 3847 and 4240.

The ARAL Program aims to address the gap between the present and the expected learning competencies and ensure that students attain the most essential learning competencies covering the subjects of reading, science, and mathematics.

It will serve as the national academic intervention program to address learning loss and the academic struggles of basic education learners.

The program will cover learners who fail in the examinations and tests as assessed and evaluated by the teachers; those whose grades are at and marginally above the minimum level of mastery required in the attainment of the Most Essential Learning Competencies; and those who have returned or are returning to school after a furlough.

Students of teacher education institutions and those in higher and technical-vocational educational institutions taking up the National Training Services under the National Service Training Program volunteers from NGOs or civil society organizations will be tapped as tutors