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There is crisis in education, DepEd admits

There is crisis in education

During a Senate budget hearing, Department of Education Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III admitted that there is a crisis in education.

“That was made clear to us by Secretary Sara, by VP Sara mentioning even to us that we are lost in the forest right now because we are too theoretical in addressing learning loss rather than being practical and looking at the competent side of it,” Densing said.

Duterte-Carpio laid plans on how DepEd will address the crisis.

These include developing a learning recovery and continuity plan that includes student profiling and grouping based on academic needs, increasing learning time, carrying out end-of-year or summer learning remediation intervention programs and involving parents or other legal guardians in the facilitation of learning.

DepEd also wants to step up the implementation of reading intervention programs and English language education for subjects taught in that language, carry out routine home visits and follow-ups, and improve instructional monitoring.

Duterte-Carpio also stressed the lack of a national reading program for students.

“So it’s up to the field to develop their own reading program through their Brigada Eskwela and this is something that I think should be worked on by the Department of Education— a national reading program for our K to Grade 3,” she said.

2 thoughts on “There is crisis in education, DepEd admits”

  1. There are just too many subjects for the pupils and the students. What are we really preparing them for? Sometimes the greater number of our poor parents cannot afford further education after high school. And most parents whose children graduate from high school cannot afford further education in college. The Constitution mandates that they should become productive citizens of the country. I suggest that the Department put up more specialized high schools to work in partnership with the industries in a city or town. Five or six-hour paid apprenticeships in these industries can be given during the senior years of high school. The first two years will be general education while the last two junior years would be devoted to one particular industry available in the city or town.

    Let us be practical. Why just decrease the number and redistribute the number of teachers according to the will-be-streamlined curriculum? We already have a million teachers and still the shortage exists. Our educators have high ideals and hope for our students but the students will definitely fall short because of so many reasons.

  2. We have been through from ABC+ and different reading remediation training among the K to 3 teachers but the budget funds and time were not enough to do it so.

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