By: Renee Rose R. Malibiran
The main concerns of the K-12 Program are to provide sufficient time for our learners to provide sufficient time for our learners to master concepts and skills and prepare graduates better opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship. Its salient features include strengthening of early childhood education, making the curriculum relevant to learners, building language proficiency and preparing students for future life.
Giving all the chances and opportunities to improve the quality of education in our country, the K-12 program of the Department of Education which was launched in SY 2012 – 2013 is considered the remedy to the declining performance of Filipino students. However, the implementation of the program is being questioned by certain groups due to lack of preparation, insufficient funds allocated for the program and delayed issuance of materials to be used.
One of the biggest questions being raised now is how effective the implementation of the K-12 program. It has been noted in the previous programs implemented by the DepEd suffered negative impact due to many loopholes which were not remedied before, during and after the programs were implemented.
Will these be the reasons again why the K-12 Program is being questioned? Or the government is not fully prepared and lack preparation before it was implemented?
Since the program is still in the process of implementation, it cannot be concluded that it will be a success or failure. However, presupposition can be stated in a positive or negative statement.
The success of a program depends upon the manners of preparation, planning and implementation. The people behind it should manifest fullest concern determining all aspects of development, from the minute matter to the biggest problem. The implementation of the program must see to it that the implementers understand fully the program and close supervision and evaluation will be successfully done at the end, the results of the program can be measured if the first batch of graduates achieves the 75% level of proficiency then the program can truly be said as effective.
On the other hand, the negative presupposition is that the program was implemented without prior planning, the budget was not approved on time and the teachers’ training was not put in place. Most importantly, the result can be measured if most of the graduates failed to achieve the 75% level of proficiency, hence, the program is a failure.
The question is now laid on the table. Will K to 12 be a success or failure? Your guess is as good as mine.
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