DepEd reviews policies and changes in the country's educational system
With the recent proposals and revisions in the country's educational system, the Department of Education (DepED) is in the process of reviewing to come up with the most effective and viable plan to implement such changes.
This is according to DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali during a forum of broadcasters held yesterday at the Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City.
The statement was also made during the discussion of the implementation of the K12 program which was already approved by the government. The K12 requires an additional two years in the basic education of students in the country.
According to Umali, reviews have yet to be made regarding the implementation of K12 and the cooperation of colleges and universities are needed as the said K12 program, once implemented, "will affect the first and second year college levels of tertiary institutions as additional years will have to be taken by present students to comply with the K12".
Umali said that arrangements are now being made with tertiary schools so as not to dislocate colleges and universities that would definitely be affected once the K12 is implemented.
Umali also assured that classrooms and facilities are on their way for improvement in order to accomodate more students in the basic education level once the K12 program pushes through.
The DepEd works closely with two institutions such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the designing of the new curriculum and in the planning of effective "ladderized" education program of Filipino students.