K-12- A Key to National Development
Post date: Mar 31, 2017 6:18:17 AM
Rhyann Carlos D. Balan
The K to 12 programs took off against a backdrop of perennial woes: lack of trained teachers, shortage in classrooms, school buildings, and textbooks. A curriculum that needs overhauling, and a budget that even education officials call a “survival budget”. The implementation of the new curriculum rooted on the inadequacies of Basic Education Curriculum that were observed for many years.
The program offers two years of skilled trainings and academic courses which serve as an avenue in making the Filipinos globally competitive, to upgrade the education, whose quality has deteriorated in recent decades, and most especially , relative field of experience with our fellow Southeast Asian countries. In terms of education, Senior High School prepares Filipino students with the essential skills to edify them to produce standard living, profitable employment and efficacious leaders in the near future.
This pertains mostly to students who undergo the Technical Vocational Livelihood Track. On the other hand, those who take up the academic track will be equipped with their necessary subjects for college. As a postscript, I vehemently believe that the new system of our education would yield a successful fruition in the long run. I never denounce the government for implementing this program.
The implementation of the K-12 plan in the Philippine Basic Education Curriculum is the key to our nation’s development. Though the government faces many problems as it implements the program over the course of several years, it is a vital improvement since increasing the quality of our education is critical to our nation’s success. It is also designed to provide a holistic education for which it will now give students time to master basal knowledge.
I was fortunate enough that I became a teacher under the new curriculum of our educational system-a program that instills additional trainings, seminars and workshops that we can use and lead us for the beginning of the spiral systems of teaching. Despite the lapses in the pilot implementation of K-12, I am still affirmative that it would morph into an intensified educational system that will cure the looming unemployment of Filipino citizens.
Will this plenary revision in the education system, address the employment issues thriving in our country? I really hope so. After all, a nation’s most integral asset is its countrymen-citizens who are not only well-educated but also decency employed.