ROAD Safety Education is now included in the K to 12 Senior High curriculum, a high-ranking official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said.
LTO-National Capital Region (NCR) East Director Benjamin V. Santiago III, confirmed the report after the agency and Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Quezon City Superintendent Dr. Jenilyn Rose B. Boy sealed the program by formally signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Tuesday at the LTO-Central Office in Quezon City.
Santiago said although the program was delayed for two years because of the pandemic, it is now confirmed and very vital to educating students about road safety.
Santiago said the said collaboration aims to strengthen and widen the reach of the “Road Safety” campaign through the assistance of DepEd by integrating basic road safety and comprehensive drivers education in the enhanced curriculum program.
“I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the Technical Working Committee (TWC) of both camps (LTO and DepEd QC) because, despite challenges, they were managed and finished the program,” said Santiago.
The partnership started in 2019, but projects were temporarily suspended due to the pandemic and now, finally, continued after almost two years.
LTO-NCR East is committed to its road safety advocacy and continues to reach out and educate road users for a safer road, said LTO-NCR-East Assistant Regional Director Pamela B. Gervacio.
The Public Commuter and Motorists Alliance (PCMA) thanked LTO-NCR-East and DepEd QC for implementing the program in a separate interview.
“Malaking tulong ito para sa mga estudyante upang magkaroon agad ng kaalaman sa road safety,” said commuter group.