..THE NEGATIVE SCRIBE.. ^_^
To sum it up, we have 6 years of elementary education and 4 years of secondary education and we in the negative are still convinced that 10 yearsis enough to spend in our basic education. So I therefore say that thePhilippines should not have 12 years of basic education.Let’s face reality. As we all know, Philippines is a Third-World Countryand it’s most of it’s citizen don’t have the capacity and the resources like of 1
world Countries, like U.S. and U.K. to send their children in 12 years of basic education. Imagine this scenario. You are a tatay of 3-5 and you don’thave a stable job. Which would you prefer? Basic necessities like food andshelter or sending your children to school? Of course, to live and survive, weneed food and shelter. So where’s the place for education? No where right?In the present days, we already have 10 years of BEC, but as you canremember the drop out rate stated by my team mate a while ago, you willbe freaked out to imagine how 2 more years would add burden to all thecitizen esp. to the sides of the parents.Having K-10 instead of K-12 as the “norms” of the society doesn’tmean you’re left behind the needs and standards of the modern world.We have many products of K-10 Curriculum, wherein they achievedsomething for our country like, the group of young Filipino math wizards whogathered a total of 24 gold, 32 silver and 44 bronze medals in the 20-nation2009 Philippine International Mathematics Competitions (PIMC), last held in July at Iloilo City.Another is a micro-tremor device developed by a team of PhilippineScience High School students who won a special award at the 2008 IntelScience and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Atlanta, Georgia. The team -- composed of Adrian Patacsil, Marvin Paolo Ambrosio andRachel Ruth Cahilig – won the Distinguished Achievement Award given bythe Society of Exploration Geophysicists to projects that display excellencerelated to the geophysical sciences. There is no solid evidence that adding 2 more years to our BasicEducation Curriculum would guarantee better students. Instead, it will surelyguarantee more expenses and it will just be a burden for each and one of us.Our K-10 Curriculum is enough. The problem is within the Government orsometimes, the problem is within the student himself and not theCurriculum.