Education: Notable Gains, Still Much to Improve

Education Notable Gains, Still Much to Improve

While the education sector has seen notable gains this year, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) agree that there is still much to be done to improve the overall quality of education in the Philippines. This year’s hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has opened many educational opportunities for Filipino students. Likewise, it also puts the country’s education system under scrutiny. “In so far as basic education is concerned, we stand tall and walk together with our sister-ministries of education in…

Synchronized School Opening Ssought in 2018

Synchronized School Opening Ssought in 2018

Rizal Representative Michael John Duavit has proposed that the opening of classes in all schools in the country be synchronized beginning next year. Duavit filed House Bill 5802, proposing that the school year shall start on the second Monday of August, but not later than the second Monday of September. Citing the 2016-2017 data of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, he noted that 34 universities and colleges had already adopted the August to May calendar in pursuance to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic integration.…

Teachers’ groups oppose weekend make-up classes

make up classes for asean

Public and private school teachers from various groups are opposing the holding of make-up classes on weekends in lieu of “lost school days” due to suspension of classes in line with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, among other disturbances. “Teachers have nothing to do with these suspensions, these could actually be considered as distortion to our class program,” said Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) National Chairperson Benjo Basas. “Thus, teachers as well as students should not be compelled to report every Saturday,” he added. Students in…