Luistro pleased with high approval rating of K to 12
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro has expressed his appreciation on the result of the latest SWS survey which showed that majority of Filipinos believe K to 12 will better prepare students for work and college education.
“It is important to us that many people are now beginning to appreciate the merits of K to 12, a reform program that will open more opportunities to our young people,” added Luistro.
The education chief said: “The positive results of the SWS survey serves both as a challenge and an inspiration to the department. It challenges us to work harder so that more Filipinos are able to understand and accept K to 12 and other education reforms that go with it. It also serves as an inspiration as we continue to move in one direction for the betterment of our youth and our nation.”
Luistro explained that DepEd continues to reach out to other sectors who still have questions on the K to 12 EducationReform Program that will prepare high school graduates for the world of work, college education or entrepreneurship.
“While the K to 12 program still needs some finetuning, the feedback that we can generate from the public will help us understand and address the concerns of different education stakeholders,” Luistro said.
Sixty five percent of survey respondents believe that the DepEd’s K to 12 Basic Education Reform Program will give students more sufficient knowledge and preparation compared to those who only finished 10 years of basic education. On the other hand, 61% think the K to 12 program will encourage the students to finish senior high school because graduates are expected to be better prepared for work, higher education and business.
Moreover, 59% of the respondents believe more will be encouraged to finish the K to 12 senior high school program because it is equivalent to two years of college at a high school rate, the survey result showed.
The March 2012 Social Weather Survey was conducted from March 10-13, 2012 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, the Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao (sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% for area percentages).