Volume 10, Number 1

Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program Graduates and Level of Readiness Towards Tertiary Education


Marcelo C. Calabit, University of Southern Mindanao, Philippines


The research study was about the alternative learning system (ALS) program graduates and their level of readiness towards tertiary education in the municipality of Kabacan and M'lang, Cotabato, Philippines. The study sought to answer the level of readiness of the graduates’ from the Alternative Learning System Program towards tertiary education. A descriptive-correlation method of research was utilized, such as the t-test and correlation bivariate as statistical tools with purposive sampling techniques in identifying the sample of the population. The findings revealed that there was no significant difference between the ALS learning strand/subject and the subjects taken in higher education, and that the ALS graduate was prepared to enter tertiary education. Those whose preparation will depend on their stability, promises, and aims to constitute high perseverance as they face the changing environment are more interested and eager to bind themselves entirely to achieving their intended aims by expending effort and resources to fulfill their objectives.


Alternative Learning System, Readiness, Out-of-School Youth, Tertiary Education, Learning Strands.