The popularity of motorcycle in the Philippines has recently reached its peak amidst pandemic. People like to travel without the adversity of heavy traffic and risk of acquiring any virus from other passengers when riding a jeep, bus or taxi. This has led to additional vehicles producing carbon dioxide. Hence, many people for so many years have been trying to invent a vehicle that can be ran with fuel-less or fuel-free system.
Can you imagine running cars or motor engines solely by water? Recently, there was a viral video in the Philippines about a motorbike being run by pure water.
A local documentary show televised this invention. Engineers from the Philippine Department of Science and Technology went to Cebu personally to examine this. Unfortunately, the motorbike didn’t run during the on-air demonstration. The inventor said that there was a problem with the battery that made it fail.
Sometimes in education, we think that we may have created something brilliant only to find out that it is still premature. And that is frightening. However, it is better to try and err than to never have tried at all. The Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum also known as K-12 for instance has been a great milestone in education. Behind many drawbacks and challenges still it has pursued its purpose and now has been continuing to produce globally competitive leaners.
Despite calls to suspend the program, the government remained firm saying this new educational system offers opportunities for Filipino students and the national economy.
For its part, the Department of Education (DepEd) stresses that the country is prepared for a big shift in education system. In fact, it has worked to fulfill the gaps on the number of classrooms, teachers, and textbooks. Also, it has finished the planning phases along with stakeholders.
To prove that K-12 system is more than just adding two more years to high school, below are three of the many practical benefits of schooling under a 13-year education cycle:
Preparedness for tertiary learning – With adaptation of K-12 scheme, students are expected to graduate at age a bit older than past graduates’. This is an advantage, according to DepEd, as graduates will be considered young adults. Hence, they will be more equipped to deal with much higher level of learning as they enter college education.
Readiness to join the workforce – Unlike the old system, K-12 does not compel each student to take college after completing Senior High School (SHS). In fact, this scheme empowers students to make a choice on their own. They may not pursue college education especially if they have chosen a track other than academic track. The good thing is SHS graduates will be equipped with skills (through electives) that will make them good at certain field(s).
Skill competency in the global job market – K-12 system aims to improve Filipino students’ mathematical, scientific, and linguistic competence. With the new curriculum, DepEd promised to offer higher quality education through tracks. Each track will give students enough time to master a field and enhance their skills. In the end, K-12 graduates will become globally competitive and are set to obtain spot in the stiff labor market.
The government believes that K to 12 curriculum in the Philippines will put Filipino students at par with the rest of the world. Truly, investing in education is the key toward reaching national growth and development.
At the end of the day, it is our dream that fuels our motivation to pursue our careers. How about you, what kind of fuel command you?