‘Ok-12 guarantees by no means fulfilled’: Gatchalian backs evaluation of program

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian mentioned he helps a evaluation of the Ok to 12 schooling program, including that its guarantees have “by no means been fulfilled.”

“It’s about time talaga [to review it]. The guarantees of Ok-12 [have] by no means been fulfilled and probably the most vital guarantees is for our senior highschool to land a job after commencement,” Gatchalian, Gatchalian, who has all the percentages in his favor to maintain his Senate schooling committee chairmanship, instructed reporters in an interview on Wednesday. , instructed reporters in an interview on Wednesday.

“I noticed the numbers, majority of our senior highschool can’t be employed for 2 causes: the abilities that we’re educating should not consistent with what the trade wants after which quantity two: the trade finds our Ok to 12 graduates…not ample on many fronts,” he added.

The 12-year primary schooling system at the moment covers six years of elementary faculty, 4 years of junior highschool, and two years of senior highschool.

“Nung lumabas ang PISA [Programme for International Student Assessment] outcomes, final tayo. Yan talaga ang gumising sa atin. And it goes to point out that Ok-12 just isn’t fulfilling its promise. Promise na matalino ang mga graduate natin, promise na could trabaho sila, promise na employable sila. It’s not taking place,” Gatchalian additional mentioned.

(When the PISA outcomes had been launched, we had been final. That was our wake-up name. And it goes to point out that Ok-12 just isn’t fulfilling its promise that our graduates shall be clever, that they are going to have jobs after, and that they are going to be employable. It’s not taking place.)

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This, after he was requested in regards to the directions given by President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to Vice President-elect and incoming Training Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio close to the evaluation of the Ok to 12 program.

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“We have to evaluation it. As a result of marami tayong pamilya na masakit sa kanila, nagdagdag tayo ng two years pero hindi naman nakakapagtrabaho yung kanilang mga anak (As a result of many households would discover it laborious to simply accept, we added two years of their youngsters’s research however they don’t seem to be employable). Once more, this can be a elementary downside that we should always have a look at,” Gatchalian went on.

The senator, nonetheless, harassed that he’s not in favor of reverting to the previous system, which he mentioned just isn’t compliant with worldwide requirements.

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“As a result of the 10-year system just isn’t consistent with the worldwide requirements. Dapat maayos lang natin ang senior highschool natin [We just need to fix our senior high school], which is the 2 years that we added within the Ok to 12 system,” he mentioned.


In the meantime, Gatchalian introduced up the second Congressional Fee on Training (EDCOM II) goal, which he mentioned is consistent with the deliberate evaluation of the Ok to 12 program.

“The main focus of this fee is to have a look at the standard of schooling and the efficiency of our learners. Yun lang ang goal niya (That’s its goal). So that is consistent with the Ok to 12 evaluation. Gagawin din ng EDCOM to have a look at the Ok to 12 as a result of Ok to 12 is our primary schooling system so now we have to have a look at that,” he mentioned.

In reviewing the essential schooling system, Gatchalian harassed the necessity to look into the standard of educating, the curriculum, and the scholars’ studying surroundings.

“Titignan natin ang tinatawag nating (We’ll look into the so-called) high quality of educating and trainer high quality. We will even have a look at the curriculum itself. After which we will even have a look at points surrounding the surroundings of studying, kasi could circumstances ng bullying (as a result of there are circumstances of bullying)…So now we have to have a look at that,” he mentioned.


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