Do you agree with the K to 12 Program?

Philippines
March 15, 2012 9:29pm CST
First and all.. let me share to you a brief information of the topic.. its a government program being pushed through by the current administration of President Noynoy Aquino under the Department of Education (DepEd, the program will the lengthen the years of education from elementary to secondary... all pupils will have to finish Kindergarten before entering elementary school or primary school, there will be changes to the Secondary school or High School, First Year High School will now be called Seven (7) Grade then the next and so on up to Grade Ten (10.. after grade ten (10) will be Junior High and next would be Senior High.. once at Junior and Senior High, a student will be taught subjects pertaining to that a first year or second year college student and some courses that is being offered by TESDA.. the advantages of this program is that student who are about to graduate from high school who can no longer proceed to college will no longer worry about flanking to job requirements because they lack basic education to college subject and trainings. of course, with the program being implemented.. some college subjects and trainings will be offered for free and that more people can avail from it.. though the only disadvantage is it will prolong the years of education in the Philippines... ive also seen the news that a girl has her opinion of the said program that the government is encouraging students to no longer proceed to college and she have also express about the government encouraging us to work abroad because this program will create hard labor graduates that will be shift to abroad...
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
As far as I know this is patterned to the educational system adopted primarily by US and as far as I know most developed countries in Europe as well. I think it would be good if we revised our educational system if it would better the quality of students. I know that this would literally add 2 years but I guess the benefit would be to the advantage of the students in the end. Our current system of education has far way too old already and needs some improvements already. As we all know we can see many graduates that are not ready to be employed at all. Hopefully with the K12 educational system it would somehow improve the quality of education our students received from them. The question on this one is if the government can accomodate additional expense that will be incurred when they finally implement this new program. This will mean additional teachers, classrooms and many other things that is needed to accomodate the additional years that will be added. This is more relevant question that needs to be answered by the government.
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
thank God... someone made a positive view in this topic.. but let me rephrase it again.. its K to 12 and not k12.. anyweiz that is what i have explained earlier to someone that this program is like an upgrade to the old system and many will benefit from this....
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
People are just not receptive to changes especially abrupt ones like this one. I still think that it could be implemented well this time since I think Government does have bright ideas about reforms and everything but when it comes to implementation they fail on that part that is why many are not really supporting the idea because they know somehow or somewhere things might not come out as expected. I can see many things like classrooms, teachers are just the few things they have to address when implementing this. With our current system we have been hounded by the lack of classrooms and teachers. With the additional years added we definitely would need additional teachers as well as classrooms. That is the question I am raising in this issue. Can the Government really provide this?
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Bright ideas come from the men and women behind the MalacaƱang Palace.. implementing this programs now lies with men and women incharge from the different regions or specifically from the department of education, the Division offices... for me, im an employee of Leyte Division office and by so far, Leyte Division has been competitive enough and doing its best and having the best output with regards to perfomance in attaining quality education in Leyte..id say, from the Leyte Division, Yes we can do it... though this problem should considered the capability a nation to implement this.. yet i believe, and strongly believe that this will be a successful one...
19 Mar 12
hello!i agree to k to 12 program, because we can compete more to other countries if our kids are more knowledgeable and more prepare,because they are fully mold in education. I experience applying in canada even we are college graduate, we still need to study there in canada to qualify their qualifications in applying job there. Education now here in phils is not enough,we still need to add more years to fully develop and more competitive outside the country.
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
thank for you opinion with topic.. im happy to see someone understands the programs purpose..
19 Mar 12
it's a pleasure! Ur welcome : )
19 Mar 12
it's a pleasure! Ur welcome : ) u may mark me as best response.
@annierose (17188)
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
K12 program is one of the most drastic and controversial issues in the Aquino's administration. It has met a lot of criticisms from different people in different age groups. In my opinion, I don't think so that K12 will give a big improvement in the Philippine's education system. Students nowadays are very lazy to study. Many of them cannot finish high school because of poverty. Some of them loses interest because they cannot learn much. I think that instead of giving the budget on that K12, the government must pay attention to the needs of the public schools. The ratio of teachers to students is 1:60 and sometimes 1:70. There is not enough classroom and there is not enough teachers. Back to the ratio of teachers and students, it is really hard to teach with such a big population and it is hard to learn too. The class size maximum number must be lessen up to 40 students at least. Aside from that, more trainings must be given to the teachers. Now, we are teaching based on UBD but we don't have enough textbook on that. As for me, the government should pay attention first to those necessary factors that contribute to the quality of teaching and learning and not on adding another year for students.
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
K to 12 program will address the problems for students graduating from high school.. because many of the students graduating from high school no longer proceed to college due to financial problems and this students instead of continuing college are deciding to find jobs of there own.. now, k to 12 program will address this problem by making this students more qualified and equiped with trainings for the jobs they fit or they choose.. also, i agree with the existing problems you have mentioned.. the lack of rooms and teachers though the student being lazy is at the discretion of the student on how he or she would make his own life.. poverty is also being address by the government right now... like for example the 4 P's program by the government, and so on.. you know, the problem with us, is we put all the loads of problems on the shoulder of the government so solve... what we must do really is to help the government solve it and by that i mean we work with the government in solving it..
@clrmoney (41)
• United States
16 Mar 12
hell no, absolutely not i disagree on this one because school is destructive just like governments and religion. they all use force, fraud, rules and regulations. i remember when i first started school and i didn't want to go and be surrounded by different people and personalities. the department of education needs and got to go away. i say you were already born with knowledge. the k-12 school program is useless.
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
this so far the craziest post ive read though i respect your belief.. now i wonder how you learn to read and write in english well if you hated school.. ive seen people so called "tambays" or people who stop schooling and i have converse with them and they are very much poor in apprehending using english language.. in relation to your belief and to the Topic.. do you know that one booming industry that is creating a job is the Call Center or Business Outsourcing, and in order for one to get hired.. one must be good in english.. i remember one friend of mine who quit schooling and tried to apply for a job.. he applied for Customer service or customer crew services at the Robinson's Mall.. he told us he was interviewed and asked about if he knew what Customer Service means?... then he answered, "i dont know ma'am".. then the intervewer told him that they will just call him back... never realizing that it was the end of his ambition of getting the job..
@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
I am not really into this K to 12 program. First of all there are lack of teachers already especially in public schools. If they are just into saying technical jobs are "in" these days then why don't they just promote graduating students to take vocational courses. there are also hearsay that in public school, the regular 6 hr class will become 4 hrs just to cover three shift classes. Come on what are the things you will learn for a 4 hr class and usually in public schools there are like 40+ or more students. There are also problems with classrooms that they need to solve first.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
First, the idea existed even before PNoy's administration. Second, the last two years of K12 teaches students how to get a job and work, not subjects on the first two years of college. Not all first two years in college enables students to get a job. Third, I was thinking of telling you that there is already another post about K12. But since it's already several months ago, the responses there cannot be considered same as now. Lastly, I still disagree with this, even if this program will improve the student's chances of getting a job. Creating another system doesn't solve the problems of the current system. The government is running away from the truth, no difference to other administrations. We need a long-term solution, not some new system that is obviously hard to implement with our current resources.
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
on the second thing you speak of.. that's what i actually said... i said that the this student will be taught about TESDA courses..because the Department of Education will be working in hand with TESDA for Junior and Senior High Year... which means this student will be taught labor jobs and or job training that TESDA is offering.. and the THIRD thing is.. let me Rephrase my topic.. its K to 12.. not k12.. and with your opinion on the last part... i believe you are entitled with it though but let me just ask you something... if you disagree with it, do you agree with me that you will be depriving this students free education to College and work training's needed by this student to find a job?... with regards to system being created.. let me compare to you 2 machine, let say, one is a PC computer with a Intel 1 Processor and the other is a PC with I7 processor.. which would you prefer?... basically the system is being upgraded to much competitive and beneficial to all...and also the program is still on its trial phase... it will be tried out at the start of this incoming school year.. Test or Pilot school for Junior and Senior high have already been pick out... if the Pilot school is successful.. it will be fully implemented by the year 2015 or 2016...