PASIG CITY, July 28 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) reaffirmed his strong support for quality basic education during his 2nd State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 24, highlighting the continuous empowerment of young and adult Filipino learners through wider and better access to academic and skills enhancement.
"In our bid to accelerate human capital development, we seek to ensure lifelong opportunities by enhancing the quality of and access to education and training programs… We have sustained investments in higher education and committed to the full implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program," President Duterte emphasized.
The arrival of the first batch of Grade 12 learners in school year 2017-2018 signaled the full implementation of the enhanced basic education program. These learners continued with Senior High School (SHS) to finish their chosen tracks (Academics, Sports, Technical-Vocational Livelihood, and Arts and Design) and avail of better opportunities for employment, higher education, entrepreneurship, and mid-level skills development.
The President further underlined, “We have widened the reach of skills trainin