MANILA – A party-list representative belonging to anti-Duterte bloc in the House of Representatives urged President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the implementation of the K-12 program.
Kabataan Party-list representative Sarah Elago filed a resolution to stop the program after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) admitted defects encountered like the stalled implementation of projects and the non-provision of salary for project-based researchers.
“We have said time and again that the K-12 program will not answer the country’s declining quality of education,” Elago said after filing House Resolution No. 2557.
“Kung mayroon mang nagawa ang K-12, ito ay pag-eksperimentuhan, pagkakitaan, pahirapan at paasahin ang mga kabataan. Dagdag na taon, dagdag na bayarin at dagdag na pasakit lamang, at wala ang mga pangako ng maayos na edukasyon at trabaho,” she added.
Elago said the “genuine solution” to improve the quality of education is the “promotion of an educational system that would truly address the needs of the Filipino youth and Philippine society in general.”
CHED chairman Prospero de Vera III before said they decided to “review and change” the approval process of projects under the K-12 transition program.
De Vera stressed he stopped all new CHED discovery-applied research and extension for trans/inter-disciplinary opportunity research grant because it was “defective” and the “Congress cut the K-12 funding for research by P800-million.” /PN