The Department of Education (DepEd) has belied claims on social media and said there will be no plan to repeal the K to 12 Basic Education Program.
DepEd said that the information circulating on social media about the repeal of the K to 12 program is based on misinformation and lack of critical discernment.
The Department of Education belies the claims circulating online pertaining to the supposed plan to scrap the K to 12 Program.— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) May 20, 2019
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“The claims circulating online came after news of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) plan to “review and change” the system for its K to 12 Transition Program was misconstrued to mean the implementation of the entire K to 12 Program. These two are not one and the same,” their press statement reads.
The education department reiterated that only the legislative branch has the authority to repeal the program.
They also maintained support for the K to 12 program and that “pushing it back might prove detrimental to the accelerating and increasing demands on education.”