ED­U­CA­TION FOR EM­PLOY­MENT

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

FLORENCIA Z. GAR­CIA

Global trends in Ed­u­ca­tion has been mak­ing its way to change tra­di­tional school­ing to cope up with what is new and with what is needed. In so do­ing many coun­tries all over the globe aligned their ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem to cope up with the chal­lenges of the rapidly chang­ing world. Qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion is the best that the coun­try can of­fer, a call that leads to qual­ity em­ploy­ment for a bet­ter qual­ity of life (Bar­longo 2015) pointed out.

The Philip­pines have adapted to this ma­jor change and in­tro­duce the new cur­ricu­lum in the coun­try in 2011. From the ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum to k-12 cur­ricu­lum with the new cur­ricu­lum it has 12-year ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion mak­ing kin­der­garten as a pre­req­ui­site. The new cur­ricu­lum faced a lot of chal­lenges such as lack of class­rooms, teach­ers, learn­ing ma­te­ri­als and etc. But the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion as­sures that all of this will be ad­dress ac­cord­ingly as part of the Aquino ad­min­is­tra­tion vow, of the P2.606-tril­li­ion na­tional bud­get, the Depart­ment of Bud­get and Man­age­ment (DBM) al­lo­cated P367.1 bil­lion for the DepEd, the high­est among the gov­ern­ment agen­cies (Bar­longo 2015).

As of Jan­uary 2015, the Philip­pine Statis­tics Au­thor­ity La­bor Force Sur­vey showed a 6.6-per­cent un­em­ploy­ment rate from 7.5 per­cent the pre­vi­ous year. Mean­while, the sur­vey also showed em­ploy­ment grew to 93.4 per­cent, up from 92.5 per­cent the pre­ced­ing year hence Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion goals and ex­pec­ta­tion slowly comes into view. — oOo—

The au­thor is from San Joaquin El­e­men­tary School

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