VICE President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte thanked President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., for his unwavering commitment in the education sector.
This after Marcos mentioned key initiatives under the MATATAG Agenda of the DepEd in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA).
“The MATATAG Agenda for basic education has been launched, focusing on the relevance of curriculum, rapid and responsive delivery, and the welfare of both learners and teachers,” President Marcos Jr. said.
“Ang ating butihing Bise-Presidente, na Kalihim din ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon, ay tumutulong upang tiyakin na ang bawat batang Pilipino ay mabibigyan ng nararapat at kalidad na edukasyon.
We have renewed hope in giving the best to our next batches of students, especially the 28.4 million learners who returned to school this year,” he added.
Citing education as the foundation of a strong nation, President Marcos mentioned that learning recovery will be at the forefront of the administration’s education agenda, with the help of VP and Secretary Duterte, to ensure that every Filipino child will receive proper and quality education.
The country’s Chief Executive likewise noted that the government continues to exhaust all efforts to ensure the availability of formal education, alternative learning, non-diploma courses and technical-vocational education and training to guarantee the betterment of the life of young Filipinos.
In addition, President Marcos emphasized that the DepEd’s K to 10 Curriculum has been recalibrated to ensure its relevance and responsiveness to international standards. The new K to 10 curriculum is set for launch in August, while the Senior High School curriculum is still under review.
PBBM also highlighted the Department’s move to fill up newly created teaching positions and hire additional administrative personnel to augment the school workforce and unburden the teachers of extra administrative tasks.