EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
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