Marcos says PH education sector ‘failed’ children, vows reforms

Parents and guardians watch a student inside the Tomas Morato Elementary School on the first day of classes, in Quezon City, Philippines on August 22, 2022. Around 28 millions students went back to school, many in person, after two years of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News
Mother and father and guardians watch a pupil contained in the Tomas Morato Elementary Faculty on the primary day of lessons, in Quezon Metropolis, Philippines on August 22, 2022. Round 28 hundreds of thousands college students went again to highschool, many in particular person, after two years of distance studying because of the coronavirus pandemic. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN Information

MANILA — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday stated the Philippine training system has “failed” Filipino kids, as he reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to take a position and enhance the training sector.

“We’ve failed them. We’ve to confess that now we have failed our kids. And allow us to not hold failing them anymore. In any other case, we won’t enable them to develop into the good Filipinos that we all know they are often,” Marcos Jr. stated after Vice President and Schooling Secretary Sara Duterte offered the 2023 Fundamental Schooling Report.

In her report, Duterte bared the a number of issues hounding the nation’s training system and the steps she plans to make in addressing them.

“The Filipino is healthier than this. The kids are higher than this. And we can not fail them. And that’s the foremost motivation that we must always hold in our hearts,” Marcos Jr. additionally stated as a takeaway from the report.

He additionally stated that his administration “acknowledges the problems going through our training sector,” vowing to equip learners and educators with the “capability and instruments… to satisfy the challenges and alternatives now we have in entrance of us.”

The President vowed to make sure that the Philippine training sector meets world requirements in primary training, citing his a number of abroad journeys the place the necessity to upskill and reskill the nation’s workforce was highlighted.

“We are going to construct infrastructure that can present our academics, learners, and our complete educational sector with a wholesome and secure setting that’s conducive to studying,” Marcos stated.

“We are going to provide them a number of alternatives that meet each their private {and professional} wants. We are going to provide them the assist they want when it comes to sources, applications, and insurance policies in order that they will successfully carry out their roles as academics and mentors of our kids. It’s my agency perception that high quality academics yield hardworking, productive, and law-abiding residents,” he added.

He additionally underscored the necessity to put money into the nation’s learners, by benefiting from new applied sciences to offer them with handy and extra environment friendly methods of studying.

“Apart from advancing their educational competencies, additionally it is crucial that we hone them to develop into to productive and accountable members of our society,” he stated.

In her Fundamental Schooling Report, Duterte launched a “MATATAG” agenda, a roadmap the Division of Schooling (DepEd) designed to deal with a number of issues within the Philippine training system.

These issues included the shortage of faculty infrastructure, the “cracks” in DepEd’s procurement practices, the lower of enrollment in non-public colleges, congestion within the Ok-12 curricullum, employability of senior highschool graduates, and lack of assist for academics, amongst others.

—With report from Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN Information


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