Munting Ilog National High School (MINHS) welcomed the ninth batch of Open High School Program (OHSP) students through an orientation program at the school quadrangle, June 16.

On its 9th year of implementation, Dr. Cristina M. Austria, the school principal emphasized that the school will continue upholding the objectives of OHSP along with the DepEd Cavite’s tagline “Sustaining, Empowering and Innovative” through the continuous partnership and linkages to the different stakeholders.

The orientation program set the expectations of both old and new students to guide them in completing their Junior High School education.

Participants learned the school rules and regulations, grading system, methods of learning in distance education, Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), and Child Protection Policy (CPP). Classes started after the orientation.

The OHSP has been aiding MINHS in recovering dropped-out students and out-of-school youth from different nearby barangays and municipalities as supported by the 21.21 % increase in enrolment rate.

MINHS had 66 enrolled OHSP students in SY 2017-2018 and has 80 newly-registered students for SY 2018-2019.

OHSP is an alternative mode of secondary education that uses distance learning. It caters to learners who are unable to attend regular class program due to physical impairment, work, financial difficulties, distance of home to school, and other justifiable and legitimate reasons. (William C. Garcia, Open HS Program Coordinator)