Aquino says K to 12 program aims to advance competencies of Filipino graduates

President Benigno S. Aquino III interacts with the pupils of the Learning Tree Child Growth Center in V. Luna Extension corner Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village in Quezon City on Tuesday (November 27, 2012). The Learning Tree Experimental-Integrative Approach to education nourishes this intrinsic make-up of the child. Classroom experiences are age-appropriate and emphasize the process of learning. The school’s primary objective is to establish a learning environment for children ages 2 ½ through 12. (MNS photo)

The K to 12 program aims to advance the competencies of Filipino graduates to enable them to stand at par with global practices and remain equipped with relevant skills and knowledge in their chosen profession, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday.

“We are a government committed to upholding the welfare and interests of our countrymen, and central to our national agenda is the strengthening of our educational system,” the Chief Executive said in his message to the Pambansang Samahan para sa Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga (PSEP Inc.) on the occasion of its 22nd Annual National Convention and Seminar-Workshop on Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP) on Thursday.
The PSEP, Inc. is conducting its 22nd Annual National Convention and Seminar-Workshop on Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao with the theme “Pagpapahusay ng Kaalaman at Kasanayan sa Pagtuturo ng EsP sa K to 12 Curriculum” at the Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City in Bohol. The convention started on Thursday and will end on December 1, 2012.

“This (K to 12 program) gives our youth steady, confident footing in pursuing a career, and thus, empowers them to become able and productive participants in our shared task of nation-building,” the President said.

“The success of this endeavor demands support and dedication from our teachers. May this gathering bring light to the issues that you wish to address and may you all emerge with deeper solidarity as one collective, and with renewed passion in your work, as shapers of tomorrow’s leaders,” he said.

President Benigno S. Aquino III reads a short story entitled: “Halu-halo Espesyal” by Yvette Fereol, to the Grade 5 pupils during the Araw ng Pag(b)asa Storytelling Session at the Teodora Alonzo Elementary School in Legaspi Street, Barangay Marilag, Project 4, Quezon City on Tuesday (November 27, 2012). The Araw ng Pag(b)asa is the official culminating activity of the National Reading Month, aims to promote the love for reading being conducted through simultaneous storytelling sessions nationwide. The Araw ng Pag(b)asa is in line with President Aquino’s Ten-Point Education Agenda that promotes the Every Child a Reader Program (ECARP). (MNS photo)

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