DepEd K to 12 Program To Go On Though Under Review
DEPED K TO 12 PROGRAM – The K to 12 Program of the Department of Education will continue while waiting for the end of the review.
Currently, the Department of Education in the Philippines which is the top governing body for the elementary and secondary education in the country is implementing the K to 12 Program. It was approved under the term of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Under the K to 12 Program, two (2) years were added on the basic education of a student. Instead of only having four (4) years in high school, there will be six (6) years – four (4) for junior high school and six (6) for senior high school. One of the reasons is to align the educational system of the country with other countries’.
The K to 12 Program gathered different reactions from the people. Others were in favor of it while some do not agree with increasing the quantity of studying years.
Currently, there are calls for the review of the DepEd K to 12 Program. A lot of parents are curious on whether it will be continued or not. To this, DepEd Spokespeson Annalyn Sevilla has spoken to clear the doubts.
According to Sevilla, the DepEd K to 12 Program will continue to be implemented while the review continues as well. She revealed that they are discussing it during the budget hearings with the House of Representatives and the Senate.
“The question really is, how many years would it take for us to see the relevant and significant impact of the K to 12 Program?” she said based on the report.
The DepEd Spokesperson expressed that while the oversight review is awaited, the Department is also reviewing and assessing the curriculum and its implementation. Also, there is a review and assessment for the availability of the resources.
“If there’s something that needs to be adjusted in the law, then we will wait for the Congress because they have the power to amend the law,” she expressed.