This year, our government expects to graduate and roll out to college the first batch of senior high school students. In the same way, this batch is the first to choose if they’ll continue to college or enter the workforce. As they prepare, though, for the next challenge, a few still wonder on the K to 12 programs in the country. Hence, to straighten out, let’s look back and get updates on the K 12 curriculum in the Philippines six years after its implementation.
Review of the K 12 Curriculum in the Philippines
Challenges Faced by Our Government
In a Business Mirror interview, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones claims that for 2017-2018, the Department created 40,104 teacher items for the K-12 program. However, she also confesses that we still lack teachers and classrooms to fill in its demands.
K-12 Status Updates under the Duterte Regime
In the same interview, Briones stresses that “additional items will be created throughout the year, depending on the actual enrollment for SY 2017-2018.” In fact, she says they continue to arrange the hiring of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) faculty affected by the reform until SY 2021-2022.
The interview capped off the latest status of the K-12 programs: SHS has used 55,680 K-12 classrooms, near completion of the 2014-2015 classroom backlogs, and registered 51.59% completion rate for the years 2014 through 2016.
CIIT-Philippines: A Senior High School-Ready College
Are you one of the graduating SHS students to go to college? If you chose a career path that falls under the TVL-ICT track, CIIT-Philippines is an SHS-ready college you can choose. Besides, it supports the K-12 curriculum in the Philippines. Further, it offers programs for both incoming and graduating SHS students.
Sources: gmanetwork.com | deped.gov.ph | thelasallian.com