New DepEd Senior Vice President Sara Duterte to Review K-12 Program – Manila Bulletin

The fate of K-12 education hangs in the balance as Vice President-elect Sara Duterte admitted Monday, June 20 that it will be taken over by the next administration.

Vice President-Elect Sara Duterte (Photo by Noel Pabalate/MANILA BULLETIN)

Duterte, the new education chief, said the country’s K-12 curriculum, which has come under attack since its implementation in the 2012-13 school year, is something that needs to be discussed.

“It can’t be decided overnight, but initially it’s something, napag-usapan namin ni (we talked about it with) President Marcos,” she said during a briefing. release in Davao City.

For now, it seems that Duterte plans to study the implementation of the program which extended the country’s primary and secondary education to 12 years instead of the previous 10.

The first group of graduates who have gone through the full implementation of the K-12 program will graduate from high school in 2024.

“He (Marcos) has already given instructions regarding the review of the implementation of DepEd’s K-12 program,” Duterte said.

ACT and Kabataan Partylists called on the Duterte government to abandon the program, saying it did not solve the problems of the country’s education system, but only increased the burden on parents who had to send their children to school for two more days. years.

The K-12 curriculum, adopted under the Aquino administration, aimed to make Filipinos more globally competitive through a supposedly improved curriculum that would have enabled them to master skills and concepts.

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Ryan H. Bowman