Sad plight of public schools prompts retired teacher to aspire for more PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 November 2012 14:07

A product of the public school system in his hometown and having studied in a local vocational tech school for a degree, a retired professor shared his desire and hopes to do more for the current state of public schools in the city.

Retired Ateneo Professor Dr. Carlito Depositario said there is an ocean of difference when studying in a public school and pursuing an education in a private educational institution.

Classrooms, chairs, facilities, books and periodicals are just among some of the stark contrast offered when one goes through both worlds like he did, Depositario added.
Appearing in Cuentas Claras, the public affairs program of District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian, currently hosted by Ed Banos, Depositario said more than these, learning become easier when everything is provided to the students in school.

Depositario said he labored through public schools in Siocon, the local Trade School before he got to pursue higher education and taught at Ateneo, the Jesuit school here in Zamboanga, and these prompted him to want to do more even as he retired from over 30 years of teaching.

Depo, as he is fondly addressed to by both friends and pupils then, said coming out of retirement and making a go at politics was not how he envisioned things to turn out, but said teaming up with the group of District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian in Fuerza Zamboanga was an opportunity to achieve his burning desire to do more for public schools.

He said he believes in the agenda of Rep. Fabian and he thinks if he succeeds, working with Fabian could make his plans come true.

Depositario has joined Fuerza Zamboanga as candidate for councilor in the city’s 2nd district.

Depositario said aside from being in the academe, he is also into many other things among them farming, construction and music.

Depositario is well known in the local music circuit as folk singer and balladeer who performs 3 times a week in a local hotel during evenings.

He along with two sons formed a band entertaining guests with popular songs.

A self-made man, Dr. Depositario hopes to champion his cause in the years ahead.