This year marks the first batch of K to 12 graduates or better they called it completion for Junior High School and by next school year the reality of the implementation of a new curriculum will be tested.
There are lot of factors why the government implemented this new curriculum. The Philippine government analyzed that the previous school curriculum which is the BEC or the Basic Education Curriculum is no longer equip in our education system. They analyzed that we need changed in the education system for us to be more globally competetive. However, there are people who don’t agree in the implementation of the K to 12.
The first reason why people doubted this K to 12 Curriculum especially the parents is because of financial stability. Adding two more years would be a big burden for them. However, the government will give vouchers for the incoming grade 11 students from public and private that they can be used once they enrolled in a private schools.
Another reason is, for them Philippines is not yet ready for this new curriculum because there are still lots of problem that was not yet being resolved like the classrooms, books and teachers shortage and a lot more.
K to 12 Curriculum for me has pros and cons. I know the government wanted to enhance the quality of our education to be globally competitive. But, as a third world country or a developing country. Are we really ready with this change in education system. Old problems should be resolved first, like the classrooms and books shortage. Do Filipinos who are in the poverty line could afford additional 2 years in education. In my opinion we are not yet ready for this K to 12 Curriculum. I hope the government will addressed the old problems in our education system and when it comes then, they can give a shot for a new system in education. They need to know first the opinions of the public especially the parents. They need to inform and explain very well the K to 12 system. I think the parents and also the students are not yet well informed about the K to 12 Curriculum.
Well, it is already implemented and the first batch of senior high school will start this coming school year and so we don’t have a choice but to undergo with this new education curriculum. Let’s wait and see. I hope it would be a good one.