Reduction of Students' Drop-out Rate in the Country
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Education is the key to success. Yes, I do believe in that. However, as a senior high school student, I don’t just thrive to learn and be the best at academics, I also yearn for fun to be mixed with the lessons and the school itself.
Drop-out rates are somehow increasing especially for both junior and senior high. Its rates are alarming that even, I, as a student is worried for my fellow friends and students. Ever since I was in elementary grade, I noticed that every time I go to school, the things would somehow get monotonous and that it would be a routine that I had to do for the rest of my life until I graduate. There was just something in me that felt that there was a missing puzzle piece every time I go to school. I did not learn that missing piece until 10th grade. During that school year, I was the elected president of the student body organization, namely, Supreme Student Government (SSG) and that made me realize that as head of the governing organization of the student body, I had to take part in filling the school fun activities and programs that would help my fellow students be encouraged and empowered to go to school every day and get more focused on each class.
Other than that, the teachers should also have a big role in this. In order to preserve these students and achieve less drop-outs, they should be creative in teaching. Don’t be monotonous in teaching. Utilize and use technology to engage your students into the lessons. Keeping up with the trends of the society appeals the mind of the generation today. Just like the “Hamilton” musical, its playwright and lyricist, Lin-Manuel Miranda, used the art of Hip-hop music to reenact the history of one of the founding fathers of America. And guess what? The Broadway musical attracted the minds of the students today which is now famous throughout the whole world. I remember a quote from the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, “A true teacher does not terrorize ignorant students. A true teacher knows that it is his job to cure ignorance.”
By empowering us students, you encourage us to strive hard and finish their studies. Remind us always of our core values; Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan, at Makabansa. Be our role models by instilling the core values in you as a person. Lastly, don’t allow us to be too much liberated. The Department of Education have released many memos that are an escape route for students to avoid being sanctioned in schools by the student government. Don’t allow us to fall astray, instead, teachers and parents, be our guide. As what Dr. Jose Rizal said, “The youth is the hope of our future”.
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