By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, May 24 (PNA) – Malacanang on Sunday asked various sectors to support K-to-12 program amid claim of a militant group that the Kindergarten and 12 years basic education would result to one million student dropouts.
”We call on different sectors to support our important program because it is crucial to the future of our youth,” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said.
Coloma said the government is doing its best to ensure the successful implementation of the program.
”The reason why we passed this K-to-12 into law is to improve the knowledge and skills of our students and make them competitive throughout the world,” Coloma explained.
He encouraged the Anakbayan militant youth group to reassess their position on the K-to-12 program.
”We have not seen the scenario which they (Anakbayan) wanted to portray. Our goal here is not to force students to drop out of school but to improve their knowledge and competitiveness,” Coloma said.
The Palace communication chief , meanwhile, thank the Catholic Educators Association of the Philippines (CEAP) for supporting the program.
Meanwhile, President Benigno Aquino III is set to visit a school in Marikina on Monday as part of the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela program which kicked off last May 18.
The school opening in all public schools will start on June 1. (PNA)