House approves K-12 education measure on 3rd reading

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 19 – The House of Representatives Monday approved on third and final reading House Bill 6643, or the Revised Basic Education Reform Act of 2012, which seeks to institutionalize the 12-year basic education system.

With 198 lawmakers voting for its passage, the approval of HB 6643 puts the recently implemented K-12 program, started in June this year, closer to securing an enabling law.

Only eight lawmakers voted against the bill.

The bill prescribes for an enhanced basic education program that encompasses one year of kindergarten education, six years of elementary education, and six years of secondary education consisting of four years junior high school and two years senior high school education.

Besides giving every student the opportunity to receive quality education based on an enhanced and relevant curriculum that is internationally recognized, HB 6643 also seeks to equip high school graduates with a better set of skills to readily enter the workforce. (PNA)

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