Friday, June 18, 2010

Additional Years for Basic Education?

Based on the news reports, the incoming Aquino Administration is contemplating on adding additional years for the the basic education. In my humble opinion, I don't think this is the right answer to the perceived problem on the quality education we have or maybe not yet. I believe that the problem is not on how many years we spend in the basic education but whether we have given so much support to the education system so that we will be able to produce quality pupils/students. Aside from making the environment conducive to learning, the learning processes and the contents of that processes should be able to draw out from the pupils/students all hidden talents and skills, etc. in a very short period of time if possible.

Forget about other countries, we don't need to jibe with their system. Perhaps, it is high time to forget the systems of other countries in all aspects of our development process.