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DepEd considers new facilities, curriculum review to improve education quality in the country

DepEd is now looking for ways to improve education quality in the country

The Department of Education is now looking for ways to improve education quality in the country. Investing in new educational facilities and reviewing its curriculum are some of them. This is after a 2019 study showed the country’s poor performance in math and science tests.

“I think, until recently, the government is investing in educational facilities. We also transformed the National Educators Academy of the Philippines to make sure the training of the teachers would really focus on the competencies we identified with them,” Usec Diosdado San Antonio said in ABS-CBN News Channel. This is San Antonio’s reaction to the International Mathematics and Science Study 2019 (TIMSS) results which showed the Philippines ranked lowest among the 58 nations who took part in mathematics and science tests.

“In fact, recently, we also reviewed the Philippine Professional Standards of Teachers to be more attentive to the competencies expected of them so that they could be very effective. We also made sure that even the curriculum is being reviewed,” he added.

San Antonio wished for a better ranking in the next assessment, as DepEd will address quality education problems.

“Hopefully, in the next round of assessment, we will be able to demonstrate the efforts we are doing now in addressing the challenge of quality education in our country,” he said.