which is currently in the process of drafting curriculum to extend the current cycle by two years instead of the original 10-year cycle.The proposal of DepEd will surely benefit all aspiring students, especially those who are dreaming of making it big once they graduate from high school. Having this privilege in the coming years would make all the future graduates productive and employable even if they opt not to pursue college studies.
Not only will secondary graduates now have an option to work in the Philippines. They will also be employable in some foreign countries. Individuals who are armed with extensive years in schooling would have a golden opportunity to land a job in foreign lands, since countries in Europe and North America have a 12-year education cycle. This move would aid future secondary graduates to secure a job without the financial burden of going to college. The proposal would also eliminate jobless professionals in the future.
In case they chose to go abroad, they can compete with the home-grown talents and stand a greater chance of landing a job of their choice. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that a draft curriculum extending the current cycle by two years would be unveiled on Teachers’ Day, October 5.
Luistro said that this would mark the beginning of consultations by DepEd with stakeholders and would include timelines on the launching of the program and budget support.
The DepEd boss dismissed fears that the expanded elementary and high school period in the only country with a 10-year basic education cycle would be a financial burden to parents.
“What we should be thinking about is not plus two but, really, minus two. What we want are high school graduates who are really prepared to be productive citizens, can be employed and really prepare for it,” Luistro said.
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