HomeLCCB Development Education Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 1 no. 1 (2012)

Free Night High School in a Private Catholic College: A Vehicle for Social Transformation

Carmen C. Menes | Joji D. Linaugo | Alma P. Dales



This paper provides a brief account on the contributions of La Consolacion College Bacolod- Free Night High School Program (LCCB-FNHSP) to social development through basic education in the city of Bacolod. The investigation looked into the impact of the program on the local government's thrust on accessible education, while the expected competencies and the holistic preparedness for higher education of the beneficiaries were specifically delved and explored. Descriptive evaluative research was used in this investigation. Primary source of data were the program implementers. In-depth interview was conducted with them. School records on academic performance of students and information sheets of alumni of the night high school program were used as secondary sources of data. Since its inception, the program has produced hundreds of graduates who have successfully gained employment in local, national and international enterprises. These beneficiaries have shown academic competence in their college education and have eventually acquired competitive skills for employment and professional service. The program received the local government's “Banwahanon Award” for social development, is LCCB's concrete action for social transformation. Its FNHSP contested the statement that poverty is a strong predictor of illiteracy and