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Prioritize the recovery of education system – PBED

Prioritize the recovery of education system

The Philippine Business for Education urged Congress to focus on the recovery of the education system in the deliberations for the 2023 budget.

“Much is at stake, and we cannot address our learning losses without sufficient resources. The government must also equip our teachers with the right skills and training and focus on programs that are student-centered,” PBED’s Executive Director Lovelaine Basillote said.

During the Department of Education’s budget briefing before the House appropriations committee, Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio said that the agency plans to open more programs for students. 

She also said that the agency will be investing in flexible learning and innovative solutions to cope with the classroom shortage.

“All hands must be on deck to help bring the country out of this crisis. The government must act quickly and invest not only in quality basic education but also in nutrition and life-long opportunities. The private sector and organizations such as PBEd can help bridge the gaps and provide the government the needed support in order to improve our education system,” Basillote said.