Incoming high school freshmen to become Grade 7 next year
The Department of Education (DepEd) will implement the K+12 basic education program in academic year 2012-2013, starting with the conversion of first year high school to Grade 7.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said a curriculum had been created for Grade 7.
The K+12 basic education plan consists of kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grade 7 to 10), and two years of senior high school.
“In 2012, we will begin using the new curriculum for Grade 1 and Grade 7 (first year of junior high school),” Luistro said in a forum at the Heritage Hotel the other day.
The Philippines is only one of two countries in the world — the other is Myanmar — that still implements a 10-year basic education system.
Because of this, foreign employers question the competency of Filipino professionals especially engineers, accountants and nurses.
Do you reckon that this K-12 will increase the chances of our graduates of getting their education recognized overseas?