Hey guys, as some of you may know, the Philippines doesn’t use the K12 standard that is used in most of the world… Until now. Until now Filipino kids have only attended 10 years of basic education instead of 12. But, the Philippines is improving it’s educational system. Of course I’m not affected by it, since next year school year is my Senior year (finally). At my school they are already starting construction of an expansion building for the extra year levels it will bring.
It’s been said for months that the Philippines would have a K12 education, and now it’s great that they finally have progress on that, even though the new buildings might take some time (Our school also has a lot of other projects like a new swimming pool, so it may take longer than expected), I think that the Philippines is taking a step in the good direction with implementing K12 because it can help in the progress that the Philippines is trying to be a better country.
There are, of course, problems with this. My first concern, which is not really related, is that at our school, the road where they are making the buildings is very small, and by adding buildings, more vehicles will go through it, so it will be more congested, so hopefully they will improve traffic flow, and put more parking spaces (the reason why it is congested now is because people always park at the side of the road). Another is that since the buildings are separated from the rest, I would think that classes would have to go to the main campus, and therefore cross the street, in order to go to, say, the audio visual rooms, or I.T. labs, so hopefully they have something up their sleeves to fix this problem (maybe they would build more in the new buildings). Another small problem is that by separating these students, they don’t really socialize with the rest of the school, so that’s a bit of a problem. Also another problem would be that it would be confusing for parents to know where to go, whether it’s in this building or that, or for parents to know where to pay the fees they need to pay if they are in the new building (considering they don’t make a new cashier in the new buildings). But even though it has some problems, it is still good that they are implementing K12, nonetheless.
Hopefully when they planned the buildings, they thought of the problems first, but only time will tell on that. And if they somehow don’t think of these problems, well the students of the new grades might have a harder time than the other students.
I am really glad to hear that the Philippines is improving with each day that passes. Implementing K12 is just another way to improve the country, so that future generations will be more responsible, and intelligent, and then they (or I should probably say we) would be the leaders that in-turn improve our country.
That’s all for now, hope you enjoyed the article, also please comment if I missed something.
Aaron Martin, also called "AJ," is the son of Bob & Feyma Martin. Aaron is a graduate at Ateneo de Davao University High School in Davao City, Philippines. Aaron was born in the USA, but has lived in the Philippines since age 3.