City of San Fernando, Pampanga—As part of the continuing efforts undertaken by the Department of Education to communicate the K to 12 Program to the public, DepEd Region III holds the Senior High School Inter-Agency Forum on October 9, 2015 at the Regional Office.
As a follow-through to the SHS Information Campaign in the Regional Offices located in the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center conducted in September-October 2015, the SHS Inter-Agency Conference is an advocacy activity which aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of the government employees of government offices and other line agencies regarding the K to 12 Curriculum and the Senior High School Program.
“The successful implementation of the K to 12 Program lies on a comprehensive and efficient communication and advocacy plan to reach out and engage all the stakeholders and successfully solicit their much-needed support to this major educational reform in our country,” stressed DepEd Regional Director Malcolm S. Garma.
The forum included topics such as the Overview of RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, Updates on the SHS Implementation in Region III, Updates on the Construction of SHS Classrooms, Senior High School Voucher Program and Updates on SHS Partnerships, and K to 12 Frequently Asked Questions.
As of October 2015, there are 452 public senior high schools and 392 private senior high schools.•