A GLIMPSE FOR OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM’S FUTURE
EDNA S. TONIACAO
The United States left a long lasting impression on the Philippine school system. Several colleges and universities were founded with the goal of educating the nation’s future leaders. In the present days, education system in the Philippines is influenced by the global demands of the society. Having a good education is important to one’s success in life. Education is the key to success, without a good education you will find it hard to achieve success in one’s life. A good education is important because you will be able to think for yourself and communicate intelligently to other people. Persons who don‘t have a good education background will have a difficult time finding jobs and also will earn less money. If a person is unable to reason and think for himself then that person will have problem in finding and keeping a job. They will not be very successful in life until they improve their educational background.
Jobs are hard to get, they are not easy for the competition is too taught, and the employers will seek the most qualified and intelligent person to fill the vacancy.
Why is education so significant?
Education is knowledge acquired. Education gives us the perspective of the things around us. Education helps us to look at our lives and learn from every experiences. The future of a country is safe in the hands of educated peoples. Education is important for the economic growth of our countries. It fosters principles of socialism and equality. A person can’t be a complete man without a good education. Education also builds your self esteem and how you view yourself. A person with a good education background will have more confident when approaching a new job and also when interacting with people.
Fill in the gaps with teachers in reading comprehension and basic math skills during their initial training, is a key action to improve the quality of education in the country. The training received by teachers when they are already in service is important to keep them updated, but should not replace the “urgent need” to prioritize and reform the training they receive in a normal Education system.
“Those who enter the teaching profession and other careers, come with those gaps that are not offset in their initial training, and come to teach with these problems, then that’s what we call the vicious circle of educational quality, that affects not only the society, but amplifies in our country”
According to the January 2014 Labor Force Survey, the Philippines registered an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent, while underemployment was pegged at 19.5 percent. The Global Employment Trends report of the International Labor Organization published in 2014 also revealed that the Philippines registered an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent in 2013, the highest unemployment rate among members the Association of South East Asian Nations or ASEAN.
Education Missed-match is also a big issue. According to lvin Ng an economist from the University of Santo Tomas “it impacts the economy in such a way that the time spent pursuing a particular course in college becomes a futile exercise for the student and brings about an oversupply of talents to a certain profession”. “A mismatch occurs because of the failure to generate the sufficient number of people needed by the economy”. He also noted that, the problem is cultural mindset, of the need to become a professional with specialized skills regardless if there is an existing demand in the economy or none.
The job missed match may also be influence by the many of the learning problems of our students are derived from the learning problems of their teachers, the thousands of men and women who each year choose to become a teachers, either to work in primary or secondary, did not develop fundamental knowledge in their primary and secondary education, such as reading sympathetically, express adequately their ideas and apply logical thinking.
At the end, good education is influence by good teachers. The next step that the government should do is to race the demands for jobs and apply it in the school. Making sure that the demands are likable to the students, because at the end of the day if the education is missed match to the work of a person, none matters.
The author is Head Teacher Mabalacat City — oOo—
III at Santos Ventura National High School,