6th Davao Oriental School Fair held

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Davao Oriental—Priming high school students for the next step in their educational career, the province recently spearheaded the Davao Oriental School Fair last August 1-2 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Complex in the City of Mati.

The two-day affair saw the participation of more than 6,000 students from different public and private secondary schools of this province.

Already on its sixth year, the school fair has been serving as a venue for students to explore various educational programs to pursue. Likewise, it also helps students find prospect colleges or universities as well as scholarships to avail.

“The School Fair gives them [the students] the widest choice of schools and courses as they continue their education after high school,” stated Vice Governor Joel ‘Mayo’ Almario.

More than fifty exhibitors from various colleges in Davao City, Tagum City and the Province of Davao Oriental sent their representatives to the fair in hopes of guiding students pick potential courses that suit them best, while providing available information and materials regarding their specific programs.

Among these schools are the Holy Cross of Davao College, Ateneo de Davao University, San Pedro College, University of the Philippines, University of Mindanao, Jose Maria College, University of Southeastern Philippines and Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, among many others.


Aside from that, the Philippine National Police Academy and Philippine Military Academy were also present in hopes of recruiting this generation’s future law and peace and order workforce.

Hosted by the Office of the Vice Governor, the affair featured different activities such as trivia games and contests that elicited verve of enjoyment among the students.

“We have been conducting the School Fair for the past five years now with very good results,” said Almario.

This school fair marked successful with continued support from Congresswomen Thelma Z. Almario of District II, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon, the 14th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao Oriental, Department of Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Local Government Units of Boston, Cateel, Baganga, Caraga, Manay, Tarragona, City of Mati, Governor Generoso, San Isidro, Lupon & Banaybanay.

Same as the previous school fairs, the Davao Oriental 6th School Fair is part of the “MAYOng Edukasyon para sa MAYOng Kaugmaon” Program. By Van Jorain O. Rufin/PIO


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