PH education

June 11, 2024 People's Tonight 78 views

THE quality of learning in the Philippines, a Third World nation, continues to “deteriorate,” alarming various quarters.

Admittedly, this is particularly true in government-owned elementary and secondary schools throughout the country.

Records show that many college graduates, men and women, find it difficult to find jobs not only in the country but also overseas.

“Marami sa mga ito ay bagsak na sa interview pa lang,” lamented a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in the United States.

We, thus, commend Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian for filing a bill that seeks to ban K-12 students and teachers from using mobile phones during class hours.

Covered by Senate Bill (SB) No. 2706 are elementary and high school students in both public and private schools across the country.

Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate committee on basic education, said the use of mobile phones during class hours wastes a lot of time.

The senator said these mobile devices and gadgets could become distractions that might adversely impact learning among K-12 students.

He aded: “Aside from decrease in learners’ academic performance, access to such devices seems likely to mediate involvement in cyberbullying.”

If enacted into law, SB No. 2706 is seen to go a long way in improving the quality of the country’s college graduates.