Sec. Briones: Changes in PH education cannot wait

K to 12 Basic Education Program

“There have been changes and there will be more changes,” Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones reaffirmed on Wednesday as the country draws closer to welcoming the first batch of graduates of the K to 12 Basic Education Program in April. With the increasing demands of the ever shifting world, the Education chief emphasized that catching up with change can no longer be done on a “one at a time” basis. Thus, despite calls to abolish the K to 12 program, with the support of President Rodrigo Duterte…

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…