May 19, 2008 DO 39, s. 2008 – Private School Textbooks with Errors

May 19, 2008
DO 39, s. 2008
Private School Textbooks with Errors

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Private Elementary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. After a review and evaluation by the Instructional Materials Council Secretariat (IMCS) of the series Simply Science in the Next Century Grades 1 to 6 (Reprint Edition 2007) and Harnessing English Arts Today Grades 1 to 6 (Reprint Edition 2007) of Phoenix Publishing House Inc., the same were found to contain major errors (conceptual errors, factual errors, misleading or wrong illustrations, and insufficient discussion).
  2. Accordingly and pursuant to the provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, existing laws, rules and regulations and as a matter of national concern and extreme urgency, all private educational institutions in basic education are hereby directed not to use the above-mentioned textbook series until the same are revised and passed the content evaluation by the Department of Education (DepED).
  3. All Regional Directors and Schools Division/City Superintendents are heretofore directed to disseminate this Order, monitor its implementation and submit compliance report thereto on or before the opening of school classes on June 10, 2008.
  4. Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.

Reference: None
Allotment: 1- -(D.O. 50-97)

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