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General Santos City – Local officials here have pledged to push the campaign on education-for-all by 2015 during the recently concluded city-wide education summit.

City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said his administration is serious in addressing the perennial problems hounding the public education sector.

Various stakeholders from the local education sector, including Parents-Teachers Associations, student councils, Department of Education (DepEd) officials, and non-governmental organizations, attended the education summit organized by the city government.

Based on the output of the education summit, the mayor said the city government can now formulate policies to address the problems besetting public schools in the city.

He said the city government is keen on forging an agreement with the private corporations through Public-Private-Partnership in helping the local education sector.

“As part of their corporate social responsibility, private companies can help build classrooms, and provide scholarships to poor but deserving students,” Rivera said.