30 INMATES IN BAGUIO CITY JAIL COMPLETE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM
THIRTY inmates in the Baguio City Jail Male Dormitory have finished elementary and junior high school under the Alternative Learning System program.
BCJMD Jail Superintendent Mary Ann Tresmanio said the education and skills training provided to inmates is part of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology’s humane safeguarding program.
Tresmanio said the inmates were trained by a group of volunteers, jail personnel with a background in education and a fellow inmate who became a professor.
“We want that if they have the chance to be released from jail, they will be able to continue with their education and get a job because that is one way of avoiding that they commit a crime,” she said.
Earlier this month, 128 inmates in Quezon City Jail Female Dormitory graduated from the Department of Education’s ALS program.
The ALS is a parallel learning system that provides opportunities for out-of-school youth and adult learners to develop basic and functional literacy skills and to access equivalent pathways to complete basic education.