MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Aug. 30 (PIA)–The bragging rights now go to Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) as the Office of the President, through the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and Department of Education’s School Health Division (SHD), Bureau of Learner Support Services (BLSS) picked the school as the 1st Place Winner in the Division Search for Outstanding Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD) implementers in the secondary schools for School Year (SY) 2017-2018 in Misamis Oriental.
The search team also picked Lugait National High School and Salay NHS as second and third placers, respectively.
According to Misamis Oriental Schools Division Superintendent Randolph Tortola, the search aims to encourage secondary schools to become more actively involved in empowering the youth in leading a healthy lifestyle that is drug-free and productive.
Further, it aims to strengthen the National Education Program (NDEP), through the BKD movement established in schools, as well as to develop skills and understanding among students, faculty and school administrators in initiating active responses for a drug-free school.
Entries were judged based on the functionality of BKD program on drug abuse prevention in secondary schools; coverage and scope of implementation; nature and extent of the drug abuse prevention activities or projects; and extent of involvement of various individuals/groups in providing leadership in program implementation.
Also, attainment of objectives and monitoring/evaluation scheme.
Judges noted ambassadors and jingle contest, Walk Against Drugs (WAD), radio guesting, advocacy campaigns with local leaders, Hataw Kontra Droga, and room-to-room drug campaign were among of the initiatives of BKD in MOGCHS.
MOGCHS’ BKD also campaigned for integrating drug awareness in Science 9 lesson (Respiratory and Circulatory Systems), establishment of NDEP and BKD corner, and participated in the observance of drug prevention week.
Pursuant to Board Regulation No. 5, Series of 2007 and Section 77, Article IX of Republic Act 9165, the competition aims to strengthen the implementation of NDEP through BKD. (EOR/PIA)
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