DepEd chief backs 12-year education cycle


Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday said he is giving his full support to President Benigno Aquino III’s plan to add 2 more years to the country’s basic education cycle.

In a statement, Luistro said upgrading the country’s education cycle would make it at par with the world’s standard. “I am not having second thoughts and the President has my full support in this education reform agenda,” he said.

The 12-year education plan includes 7 years of primary (elementary) education, and 5 years of secondary (high school) education. The proposal also includes one year of pre-school for pupils before entering Grade 1.

The education secretary said shifting to a new 12-year education cycle will take time and implementing it may go beyond the term of President Aquino. He said his department is now reviewing the proposed changes to the basic curriculum before giving recommendations to the President.

Luistro said the new curriculum will be implemented in the first grade, with changes implemented in succeeding grades every year. “After nine years from first implementation, all those under the previous 10-year cycle will have graduated and the new one is in effect,” he said.

The education chief said the additional 2 years will give Filipino youth a more holistic education and would help solve long-term problems in the country.

Former Education Undersecretary Juan Miguel “Mike” Luz earlier said the 12-year education cycle proposed will cost the Philippine government an additional P100 billion spread out in 5 years. – via abs-cbnNEWS.com

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  • concerned mom says:

    Di po ako sangayon n dagdagan ng 2 taon bago makapagcollege kasi may idea ba ang mga nasa deped kung ganu kahirap magpaaral ng anak…e ung mapatapos nga hanggang highskul ang hirap n dadagdagan pa nila…bat d na lang nila iimprove ang pagtuturo sa pagtratraining ng mga guro,dagdagan ang mga guro kung maari nga 30 student lang bawat 1 guro at section at dadagan ang mga classroom…madami pa kailangan iayos kesa sa naiisip ng mga nasa deped n parang sunodsunuran kay noynoy…

  • pinoypoako says:

    I strongly disagree to DEPED’s plan to add 2 more years to basic education…We have an increasing number of uneducated children…why? because their family can’t afford to send them to school…not even in public…Now if DEPED will add 2 more years…defenitely more will be added to those illiterate…Better if they will just improve the education system by adding more teachers and giving schools computers to somehow update the students…There are a lot of problems DEPED is now facing like lack of teachers and classrooms,lack of books and materials…I think they should attend to those first rather than creating another problem…

  • rhea g. says:

    Pakiusap naman po sa mga namumuno ng DEPED n huwag n ituloy ang plano n 12 years n elementary at highschool kasi napakahirap ang magpaaral ng anak.Ako po ay may 3 anak 9,12 at 14.Single parent po ako at basic lang sweldo ko sa araw2.Mabuti nga naienrol ko pa panganay ko kasi nung enrolment nakiusap lang ako n d ko muna maibibigay ng buo ung bayad,mabuti nga at pumayag.Kung dadagdagan pa e baka pilitin ko n lang ang panganay ko n magtrabaho n lang din ng matulungan ako.Di ko po talaga kaya ang madaming bayarin kasama pa po ang baon at libro mga skul supplies at mga projects.ung mga uniform nga nila hinihingi ko lang ng may maisuot.Kung sana nasa kalagayan ko ang mga namumuno sa DEPED sila rin marahil ay tututol…

  • clarence says:

    Topic : 12 years basic education

    Ano po ba problem dito at solution.Ika nga nila sa mga factory use fishbone,qc tools or any full proofing method to solve the problem.

    Problem : Pilipino cannot finished college
    Solution : add 2 years on basic education Elementary/high school

    Di ba dapat ang solution is Pilipino can finished college not add 2 more years on education.

    Makagraduate ba ng high school or makagraduate ng college?
    (Aim high or Aim Low education)

    gawin 12 years ang education para maging high school graduate and mga pinoy ,parang pababa ang gusto nilang mangyari.di ba dapat pataas kung mangarap sa education dapat college graduate ang objective nila.Dapat explain muna nila objective hindi dagdag nang dagdag ng school year.

    Hirap na nga makagraduate ng college sa existing 10 years gagawing pang 12 years eh di lalo na di makakatapos.Gusto pa nila pag high school graduate magtrabaho na daw. (Aim low gusto nilang mangyari)
    Ang nakikita kong reason dito negosyo para sa mga school.hehe baka may private school mga official dito or galing private school

    Ang alam ko before dapat may batas silang ginagawa di ko lang alam kung natuloy
    Guaranteed 1 child of every Pilipino family free education up to college)

    sa tagalog isa sa bawat miyembro ng pamilya libreng mag aral hanggang college.

    Pag ito ba naman naipasa nila na batas eh di kahit na pamilyang pulubi sa ilalim ng tulay or namamalimos sa kalsada eh mangangarap ng mataas dahil sa 1 child in the family is free education up to college.

    Ang example sa batas na propose sana nila noon.
    Example si pedro ay may 5 na anak yung isa sa kanila free education na hanggang college at least pag nakagradute na yung isa makakatulong na siya sa kapatid niya.
    Magandang image pa ito sa kanila kasi isa sa bawat pamilyang Pilipino ay siguradong natulungan nilang mag-aral at makapagtapos sa college.(Guaranteed)

    Lahat po ng bawat pamilyang pilipino ay sasaludo sa inyo pag ito po ay nasaibatas.

    Sayang kasi pondo na gagamitin sa 12 years basic education nila.gamitin na lang nila sa subsidy or pondo katulad ng (guaranteed 1 child free education up to college per every Pilipino family)

    Maraming na sa ibang bansa ganito policy nila kaya mabilis progress ng kanilang bansa.

    Aim High po tayo wag po Aim Low isipin po natin sana na kung paano makatulong na makapagtapos ang isa sa bawat pamilyang Pilipino.
    College graduate po wag high school graduate.

    Malaki po kasi difference example
    Engineering graduate sa high school graduate or vocational

  • beth says:

    the question is kaya ba natin yan..ngayon pa nga lang kulang na tayo ng mga classroom,books,chairs at mga teacher…its better solusyunan muna yan bago isakatuparan ang dagdag taon na yan..hindi porket na sa ibang bansa ay ganyan sila kaya dapat ganyan din tayo..maling katwiran yan napaghahalataan tayo na gaya gaya samantalang hindi naman natin kaya..kung edukasyon talaga ang mahalaga dapat magpagawa ng maraming scholl hindi puro mall na puro dayuhan naman ang nakikinabang..

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