Pinabulaan ng Department of Education (DepEd) ang balitang kumakalat na bubuwagin ang K to 12 program.
Paglilinaw ng DepEd, na-misinterpret ang publiko tungkol sa planong pagsusuri ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) sa kanilang K to 12 Transition Program.
“The claims circulating online came after news of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHEd) plan to ‘review and change’ the system for its K to 12 Transition Program was misconstrued to mean the implementation of the entire K to 12 Program. These two are not one and the same,” pahayag ng DepEd sa kanilang website.
Dagdag pa nila, hindi puwedeng itigil ang programa dahil isinabatas na ito.
“As with any law, the implementation, amendment, expansion, or repeal of the K to 12 Program is within the ambit of the legislative branch of the government comprised of the Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives,” ani DepEd.
“These two are not one and the same. The implementation of the K to 12 Program has seen numerous gains for the basic education system, which include the initial results of the Senior High School (SHS) Program surpassing expectations in enrollment and transition rates and in providing free or highly subsidized SHS education to more than 2.7 million learners in public and private schools two years after the SHS Program implementation.”
Kamakailan, klinaro ng CHED na hindi nila gusto ipahinto ang programa.
“Nililinaw ko po na ang aking pahayag ay tungkol sa K-12 Transition Fund (I wish to clarify that my statement was about the K -12 Transition Fund). Iba po ang K-12 program na ini-implement ng DepEd [Department of Education] at hindi ko po sinasabing dapat itigil ito.”, tugon ni CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera.
Narito ang kabuuang pahayag ng DepEd tungkol sa maling isyu na kumalat sa social media: