Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program as the Trending Issue in the Philippine Education

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Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program as the Trending Issue in the Philippine Education
Christelle Jane C. Alto
University of the Philippines
Los Baños, Laguna


This research paper discussed the reasons why Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program is seen as an inappropriate implementation in a developing country like the Philippines. The current status of the education in our country is declining. Few noticeable facts about our educational system are broad elementary education, limited secondary schools, and unstable collegiate education. We take pride in the fact that 30% of our annual budget is allocated for education, mainly elementary education. But beyond this level, the national government participation and support is diminishing sharply. The support from the national government is negligible. The main reasons why K+12 program is inappropriate to be implemented in the Philippines are the education budget shortage, poverty, and incompetent teachers. It can be concluded that the national government influences the capability of the Philippines to adapt to the implementation of K+12 program. The government must allocate more educational budget to be able to achieve quality education.

Enhanced K+12 basic education system as the trending issue in the Philippine education

Despite the necessity of improvement in quality education through implementing K+12 program to ensure future high school graduates ready to be productive employed even without completing college, the K+12 basic education program is still seen as an inappropriate implementation in a developing country like the Philippines due to education budget shortage, poverty, and incompetency of teachers.

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