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19,705 students graduate from Taguig City public schools

Mike Frialde (The Philippine Star) - March 24, 2015 - 11:48am

MANILA, Philippines - A total of 19,705 students from the various public elementary and secondary schools in Taguig City will attend graduation rites next week.

Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano said that it is in recognition of access to education as a basic right that the city government has invested heavily on it.

“It is true that education is a right for every student and not just a privilege for the few who can afford it. In Taguig City, we value the future of our students. We consider our investment in education an investment for our future doctors, engineers, businessmen, executives and government leaders,” Mayor Cayetano said.

This year’s number of graduates from Taguig City public elementary schools reached 11,654, higher than last year’s 11,327. In Taguig City public high schools, on the other hand, this year’s number of graduates reached 8,051, higher than last year’s 7,840.

Cayetano added that the city government is continuously coming out with effective educational programs to accommodate the increasing number of students each year.

The city government, she said, through the Department of Education in Taguig, also updates the quality of education being delivered to students to keep up with the phase of producing not only mere graduates but quality graduates that are at par with the students coming from other private schools.

Cayetano is also encouraging high school graduates to continue their education up to the tertiary level with the free college education being offered by the city government through Taguig City University (TCU).

The students at the TCU are also full scholars of Taguig City because the city government shoulders all the tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses of its students.

“These graduates are set to face a new chapter of their lives as they embrace a higher level of learning offered by the city government of Taguig,” she said.

CAYETANO CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EDUCATION GOVERNMENT IN TAGUIG CITY MAYOR CAYETANO STUDENTS TAGUIG TAGUIG CITY
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