DepEd Aims Chance Making Government Sectors Hire K To 12 Graduates

DepEd Aims Chance Making Government Sectors Hire K To 12 Graduates

DEPED – The Department of Education (DepEd) is currently eyeing the possibility that graduates of K to 12 will be hired by the government.

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According to a recent report form GMA News, the agency is having discussions with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding this possibility.

Education secretary Leonor Briones revealed this on Tuesday in their budget presentation before the House Committee on Appropriations.

Briones further told the solon that the K to 12 students already learned subjects in architecture, economics and mathematics, etc., which is the reason why they are ready to be hired by the government.

As for the vocational undergraduates, the secretary said that they can also start working with the government but it requires validity.

“We are now negotiating and discussing with the CSC na i-allow ang graduates ng senior high school, which is equivalent to two years of college, to be admitted in government because they already know this architecture, economics, mathematics… They can do many tasks in government,”

“Sa vocational naman they are not yet graduates, but they can start working… but we have to validate all these,”

Briones during the budget briefing

The K to 12 program was made via Republic Act No. 10533, also known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, which adds two more years to the formerly 10-year basic education, with kindergarten.

The added 2 years known as Senior High School, equips students with the skills and knowledge that are needed for employment, entrepreneurship, skills development or further technical-vocational training, and higher education.

As per the report, Briones revealed that they began researching on possible career paths that graduates can take after graduating. She noted that she attended many graduation exercises and visited schools all over Philippines and found out that the level of hiring the graduates are higher than they anticipated.

She further added that so far, as far as the program objectives are involved, they already have a fulfilling impact, further saying that they are currently focusing more on quality and access.

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