Aquino government remains committed to raising the quality of education

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Marking this year’s celebration of the World Teachers’ Day, Malacañang on Wednesday renewed its commitment to raise the quality of education in the Philippines as it honored thousands of men and women who belong to the teaching profession.

In a statement issued by the office of Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, the Aquino administration maintained its commitment to elevating the quality of the country’s educational system and uplifting the noble vocation of teaching.

“Our administration is one with the Filipino people in celebrating World Teachers’ Day. We honor the thousands of men and women who have made it their life’s work to educate our children, youth, and adults—sharpening their minds, shaping their values, and encouraging them to become dynamic and productive members of society,” the statement said.

Improving the country’s education system is one of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s top priorities.

Proof of which was his decision to include the K-plus 12 program of the Department of Education or an Act Enhancing the Curriculum and Increasing the Number of Years for Basic Education among his list of priority bills during a Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council meeting held last February.

President Aquino also mentioned during a roundtable meeting with business leaders in his recently concluded visit to Japan that his administration plans to build 10,000 school buildings as part of the first four priority infrastructure projects under the government’s Public-Private Partnership program. (PNA)

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