SY 2012-2013 starts, K-12 program takes effect

Almost 22 million students are back to school on Monday, June 4, the start of another academic year. School Year 2012-2013 also marks the first year of implementation of the K-12 program, which adds two more years in the curriculum aimed to improve the quality of graduates, as well as the usage of students’ Mother Tongue in 6 subjects among incoming Grade 1.  Usual issues greet school goers, most of them entering the over 45,00 public schools. Aside from typhoon and flood-battered month of June, the number of classrooms, teachers, and sanitation facilities has been increased, but still not enough.

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