k to 12 program

DepEd: K to 12 is for the triumph of Filipino learners

PASIG CITY, January 13, 2017 – Education Secretary Leonor Briones affirmed that the K to 12 education program is primarily geared to benefit Filipino learners and the country.
“I always insist that K to 12 is not only for our regional friends or for our international neighbor or for the global community, we are doing this for ourselves,” Briones said during the 2nd National K to 12 Conference held at PICC on January 10-11, 2017.

Statement of the DepEd Employees Union on K to 12

We, the officers and  and members, of the National Employees Union of the Department of Education (DepEd) express our full support to the K to 12 Program and the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) program which will commence this SY 2016-2017.

We affirm that K to 12 is a timely intervention and a necessary move that will upgrade the standard of our basic education system. 

NEU is with the Department and the entire nation as it welcome this milestone in the history of our education system with the opening of SHS this June.

Angkinin ang pagkakataon

Sinasabi na kapag meron tayong ibinigay, meron din sa ating babalik.
Sa usapin ng K to 12, ang hinihingi sa atin ng pamahalaan ay ang pagbubukas ng isip upang tanggapin ang isang malawakang pagbabago na inaasahang magpapabago din sa sistema ng edukasyon at sa atin mismong pagtingin sa edukasyon.
Mahirap tanggapin sa una na ang dating apat na taon ng pag-aaral ay madadagdagan pa ng dalawang taon para sa mas masusing paghahanda sa mundo ng hanapbuhay o mas mataas pang edukasyon.

Statement of Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC on SC denial of TRO on K to 12 Program

"We thank the Supreme Court (SC) for denying the TRO on the suspension of the K to 12 Program as announced in today's SC press conference.

While we have not received the official documents with decision of the Justices, this announcement allows DepEd and our stakeholders to focus on the urgent remaining tasks for the opening of Grade 11 by June this year.

At the same time, we appeal to the SC petitioners and those who may still have concerns on the program to work with us even more closely so we can address the any remaining challenges."


DepEd, MARINA tie up to offer maritime program in SHS

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will provide Senior High School (SHS) students with the education and training to qualify for further studies and/or career opportunities in the maritime industry upon graduating from SHS.

“The Department sees how critical the maritime industry is. It is not just about the curriculum but our competitive advantage in the world,” said Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC. 

Private schools take up challenge, vow to embrace K to 12

During the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) 6th National Congress last February 18, COCOPEA Chairperson Br. Jun S. Erguiza FSC Ph.D. said that COCOPEA will see to it that the K to 12 Program will be “embraced entirely and whole-heartedly.”
“It (K to 12 Program) is challenged in all forms and confronted with resistance from all sides. COCOPEA is very much up to the challenge and committed to making sure that this reform is embraced entirely and whole-heartedly,” Erguiza said.

DepEd commits to educate youth on Martial Law as critical part of PH history

The Department of Education (DepEd) clarifies that the so-called K to 12 Araling Panlipunan textbook, which was published in 2009, is not a DepEd-issued textbook and is being used by private schools. It must be noted that private schools have their own screening and selection processes in choosing which textbooks they will acquire and use.

DepEd: Graduation rites 2016 should be simple and non-political

The Department of Education (DepEd) has set out the guidelines for the end of school year rites both in public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide with emphasis on simple and non-political graduation rites.
Based on DepEd Order No. 7 series of 2016, the education agency stated that all graduation ceremonies should be scheduled on or before April 1, 2016 and that the rites should be simple, solemn and meaningful events.


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