"Quezon Science High School is the symbol of excellence, a symbol of hope that there will be a better future brought about by a better generation towards a better province."
The average global competitiveness of the Philippines in Mathematics and in Science is at 386 and 377 against the International average of 475 and 474 respectively. This is based on an international study conducted involving Grade 8 students as respondents from various countries.
This educational need gave birth to the establishment of Quezon Science High School, an educational institution with a specialized curriculum in English, Mathematics, and Science, which opened in 2011. Offering no-cost and 100% free education for underprivileged yet deserving high school students, the Provincial Government provides free tuition fees, board and lodging, school uniforms, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon snacks), and regular medical and dental check-ups. QSHS is equipped with modern science laboratories, computer and speech laboratory, and a state-of-the-art E-Library.
It is currently housing 253 scholars, with 78 more students scheduled to join their ranks for the school year 2014-2015.
In line with Gov. David C. Suarez' visionfor the youth of Quezon to be globallycompetitive, particularly in the field ofInformation Technology, he launched APROVINCE-WIDE COMPUTER LITERACYPROGRAM, the first in the Philippines.
When he took office as theGovernor of Quezon in 2010, the program became comprehensive, encompassing thewhole province.Since then, Gov. Suarez has constructedover 55 computer laboratories for public highschools in Quezon covering 39 municipalities and 2 cities. Every fully air-conditionedcomputer laboratory is provided with 25computer units and an LCD projector forstudents and teachers to use.
Gov. David "Jayjay" Suarez believes that investing in the minds of the youth is the best and most sound investment a forward-thinking society can make.
Following this principle, he helmed many educational programs and projects which will help build a better future for Quezonian students. One of which is the Serbisyong Suarez Scholarship Program - a collegiate scholarship program open to all state colleges and universities within the province. This places particular focus on the children of farmers, fisher folk, and from other low income families.
The said scholarship program has been steadily gaining a number of students from the time it was first launched in the year 2010. Starting with just 560 students, the number of scholars has increased to a total of 8,566 students for the current school year 2013-2014.
This year, the province is also ironing out a plan for a new scholarship program focusing on postgraduate studies.
The present economic crisis results in the increasing number of student who fail to complete or continue their studies. To assist these poor but deserving students follow through in their education, Gov. David Suarez, through the Provincial Employment Service Office, deemed it fit to participate in implementing the Department of Labor and Employment's Special Program for the Employment of Students when he began his first term as Quezon's chief executive last 2010.
SPES is open to all high school, college, or vocational students or dropouts, provided that they meet the program's qualifications. Its objective is to help poor students pursue their education by providing or augmenting their income through encouraging their employment during summer vacation. The program also imparts them with valuable work experience which they can use in their future jobs.
To respond to the growing demand of the BPO industry and provide Quezonians with employment opportunities, Gov. Suarez joined hands with the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) to formally launch the "Serbisyong Suarez ICT Development Program" last May 12, 2012 at Quezon Science High School.
The ICT Development Program aims to prepare graduating students of Quezon breaking into the BPO industry. Under this program, a total of 1,380 college students and 50 teachers trained in English proficiency and other skills needed in the BPO industry in the course of one school year.