SAN FERNANDO CITY – The Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of the Department of Education Regional Office I (DepEd ROI) has pledged commitment to embrace the challenge of ensuring the delivery of quality education to every learner in the Region.

This is in line with the latest battle cry of the DepEd dubbed as Sulong Edukalidad which was launched on December 3, 2019.

Popularized by an acronym KITE, the program has four pillars such as, K to 12 curriculum review and updates; Improving the learning environment; Teachers upskilling and reskilling; and Engagement of stakeholders for support and collaboration.

Seen at the center of the logo are the learners holding their Kites as they enter the portal of the school. For them to achieve their dreams, they need a good curriculum, committed and loving teachers, caring and nurturing environment, and supportive stakeholders.

In support to this advocacy, the QAD through the leadership of Chief Education Supervisor Oscar P. Flores, continues to conduct various programs, projects, and activities that would guarantee the provision of quality education to the learners in the whole Region.

Included are the conduct of Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustment (RMEA) both for the Regional Office and the 14 Schools Division Offices; on-site validation of schools applying for Senior High School additional strands; on-site validation of schools applying for establishment, conversion, separation from mother school, and naming and renaming of schools; monitoring of quarterly Division Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustment (DMEA); preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools; and the monitoring of trainings and seminars.

By Melisa G. Del Prado, EPS-QAD