The K to 12 Program covers 13 years of basic education with the following key stages:
Thought Leaders The K to 12 challenge Now is not the time to hit the brakes on a national reform we desperately need and have been working towards for the past years Published The last country in Asia with a year pre-university cycle, the Philippines is one of only three, along with Angola and Djibouti, stuck in a year basic education system.
Far from being a quick fix to our laggard status, the K to 12 program was carefully studied and designed by both private and public education stakeholders based on research from other countries and our own local successes and failures in education.
Many would agree that actualizing the K system in the Philippines would result in more young Filipinos equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to enter the workforce.
And even though there are those that disagree and question whether or not we should transition to a K to 12 education system, this article is not about that.
Are we ready to bring the K to 12 vision of progressive and transformative education to reality? Are we ready with classrooms and infrastructure to accept 2 more grade levels?
Are we ready with the curriculum to move our education system to the world-class standard we have long been aspiring for? To be fair to the Department of Education DepEdthey have made progress in terms of infrastructure and curriculum development.
The backlog of 66, classrooms in was addressed with DepEd building over 86, classrooms from to with plans to build over 40, more this year. The shortage ofteachers in was addressed with DepEd hiring overteachers from to with over 39, more to be hired this year. Increased budget But what about the 25, or so teaching and non-teaching staff that will be displaced once the K program is completely implemented?
DepEd reports that there will be at least 30, teaching positions in public senior high schools open for hiring, not to mention the need for principals and other non-teaching staff. A Pbillion Tertiary Education Transition fund is also in the pipeline to offer grants, scholarships, and financial assistance to displaced employees so they may be qualified to continue working in the field of education.
With more classrooms and more teachers, congestion in our public schools has gone down and this is evidenced by the big reduction in schools that employ a two, three, even four-shift system. When in Looking at these figures, we can clearly say that tremendous improvements have been made.
But, to be frank, not a lot of our citizens know that DepEd has hit these numbers in the last 5 years. In fact, when I go around schools, students still ask me why the government keeps cutting the budget for education. These gains we have had in the past years put into perpective the ability of DepEd and our education stakeholders to make necessary preparations and improvements in the condition of education across the Philippines.
These small victories should give us reason to believe in our ability to overcome challenges in improving the quality of Philippine education, or at least dispel any doubts about our capability to perform.
Definitely, there are legitimate concerns that demand solutions. Definitely, a lot of work still needs to be done. Definitely, there will be unforeseen challenges along the way. It will definitely not be easy. But the good news is, we still have time. There is an entire year before the full nationwide implementation of the K Program and the performance of DepEd thus far gives us enough reason to trust that we can get this done together.
Now is the time for our communities to get involved. Now is the time for the private sector to offer their expertise and resources.
Now is the time for all of us to get behind a program that will empower our youth with knowledge and skills that can propel them and their families to live better, more comfortable, and more meaningful lives.Jul 13, · K to 12 (also K) is an education system implemented by the Department of Education.
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