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Education System Adjustment: Senator Imee Marcos to DEPED Secretary Briones


By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Imee Marcos

Sen. Imee Marcos interviewed over Radyo Agila hosted by Laila Tumanan and DepEd Usec Antonio Umali

No One Size Fits All

Give the authority to decide to the different school boards nationwide for education, Senator Imee Marcos said. There’s no one size fits all. One city’s educational needs and capacity differ from another. Internet learning is not reliable at this time. Many do not have access at all. Radio and TV systems can’t pin down learners and they need programs conducive to the curriculum. There are budget constraints also. It is better to just identify a learning center that students can go to at flexible times to get the materials and other tutorials necessary for each learner, added Marcos.

Localized Strategy

Take the pandemic as an opportunity to instill independent learning appropriate to the interest of the student. The school gives guidelines and the student can research according to what one needs to learn according to the chosen interest or career path. Memorization exercises must not be a priority. It’s the experience of how to think in making the best out of the situation that matters, Marcos explained.

Defer Face to Face to 2021

Revisions on the law are already undertaken. It’s now the call of the Department of Education to move the opening of classes next year instead of August 24. The realization of the blended systems of online and module strategies is still unknown. This is a trial and error strategy for Education Secretary Leonor Briones. She might be confident to fulfill it as per the schedule but the rest of the local schools are still clueless on how to implement it. This change in the education system simply needs time.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

1 thought on “Education System Adjustment: Senator Imee Marcos to DEPED Secretary Briones

  1. Maganda siguro yung pace books na lang. Base on my experience po ay napaka effective po yun. Infact marami po sa mga nagaaral sa mga pribadong schools na walang permuts ay pace books ang mga gamit so self study po yun. Napansin ko nga po eh mas magagaling pa yung mga nagaral gamit yung pace books kesa sa mga mayorya ng mga nagaral sa isang normal na paaralan.

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