What does K-12 imply? (Philippines)

The government wanted to align the curriculum of the Philippines to other countries by adding senior high, but what it only does is:

1. Provide Vocational studies for students.
2. Provide Gen.Ed. subjects usually taken up in freshmen years in college.

what the heck?

may TESDA po tayo para sa Vocational Studies.
the aim to realign the curriculum with other countries is GOOD. but the method by which the government wants to do it is BAD.
Imagine these consequences:
1. College Instructors will be forced to teach in senior high since universities/colleges will cut them off due to the absence of freshmen enrollees (and assured decrease in college applicants after 3 years). If they opt not to teach, then they would probably go and find a job abroad. Thanks to you gov’t. You just made thousands of Instructors lose their jobs or share their knowledge abroad.

2. Students will not be encouraged to take a degree in college after graduating from senior high. Well this is the effect of having a vocational course in high school. Students would rather find a job suited to the ‘skills’ they learned in senior high than go and aim for a college degree. Ano pa sa tingin nyo ang epekto nito? Pag ang mga kabataan ay mas gugustuhin na lamang na magtrabaho. Aba syempre sino ba naman ang may gustong gumastos ng pagkamahal mahal kung pwede naman na magtrabaho? ‘Yan ang mentality ng marami eh! Hindi ba ito alam ng Gobyerno?

3. Lack of teachers capable of teaching students in senior high school. So ready na tayo na magturo ng hundreds of thousands of senior high students, ganun ba? May mga teachers na na magtuturo nitong mga vocational and Gen.Ed courses/subjects? How about other facilities like:

4. Lack of Classroom to handle the additional years of studying. Ngayon pa lang, kulang na ang classrooms, magdadagdag ka pa ng 2 taon ng high school, dagdag na taon kung saan mananatili ang estudyante sa eskwela na kulang naman sa silid-aralan. Kulang na nga sa guro, kulang pa sa mga silid. EDI WOW!

Marami pang consequences. Pero one thing is for certain. WE ARE NOT READY FOR THIS. Wala namang masama na magkaroon ng pagbabago kung para ito sa ikabubuti ng lahat. But in this particular situation, we simply aren’t ready. And the methods result to a lot of negative consequences. Surely there are a lot of competent minds in the DepEd to think this through. Wag naman sila magbulagbulagan na marami pang problema ang edukasyon sa bansa na mas kailangang pagtuunan ng pansin.



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