DepEd to prioritize STEM
President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos vowed to address the delay in research and development in the fields of science and technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM.
Marcos acknowledged that the country is being left behind and has “a lot to catch up” in the said field of study.
He tasked Department of Education to address the matter.
“Unfortunately, our educational attainment when it comes to mathematics and the sciences, we do not do very well as compared to other countries,” Marcos Jr. said.
He said that he will prioritize STEM because “we have a lot to catch up on.”
He added that the country must learn to adapt as the worldwide economy is “very largely technical-based, based on science, and technical innovations.”