Education Secretary Armin Luistro appealed to the incoming administration to continue the K to 12 Program – the major education reform program under the Aquino administration.
In an interview before the Department of Education (DepEd) Election Task Force (ETF) officially closed on Tuesday afternoon, Luistro expressed relief that there were no untoward incidents involving public schools teachers who served as Board of Elections (BEIs).
In general, he assessed the 2016 automated national and local elections as “very successful, clean and efficient” in terms of poll service rendered by the personnel of the department.
Luistro expressed hope the next administration would continue the K to 12 Program – especially the Senior High School (SHS) Program that will be fully implemented nationwide starting this school year (SY) 2016-2017.
The SHS or Grades 11 and 12 are the two additional years in the country’s basic education cycle. “We’re already in the last mile – the SHS and when we fully implement K to 12 this June, the SHS would just be two weeks old and by then, we would have already stepped down,” he added.