K-12 program is on careful review – Marcos
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said a careful review is on going in the implementation of the K-12 program of the Department of Education.
“There have also been lengthy discussions on the continuation and viability of the K-12 school system. We are giving this a careful review, and all necessary inputs and points of view are now being considered,” Marcos said in his first State of the Nation Address.
Marcos said a program for refresher courses and re-trainings of teachers will be set to keep them abreast of the rapid growth in technology in the post-pandemic world.
“As for the ‘horror’ stories that we have heard about the poor quality of educational materials and supplies that are being given to our schools — this must end!” he said.
“Ang edukasyon ay ang tangi nating pamana sa ating mga anak na hindi nawawaldas. Kaya anumang gastusin sa kanilang pag-aaral ay hindi tayo magtitipid. Hindi rin tayo magtatapon,” Marcos added.
He reiterated that he is not referring to a “rethinking” of history or the subjects being taught, but the materials being used for effective teaching.
Marcos said children now need connectivity to the internet, as well as computers and educational tools for them to participate fully in the digital community.