Bicam approves reconciled version of K to 12 bil

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 29 – The bicameral conference committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a priority bill institutionalizing the K to 12 program that would add two years to basic education system.

Representatives of both houses of Congress came out with a reconciled version of the Senate Bill No. 8286 and House Bill No. 6643 in a meeting at the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City.

Once made into law, the bill will add two years which will be called Senior High School to the current four years of Junior High School in the secondary education.

The measure also required to a year of kindergarten education before the six-year elementary education.

Senator Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on education, arts and culture and author of the Senate bill, said the bicam panel agreed to adopt the House version which recommended that the mother tongue or the native language of a student be used as primary medium of instruction from kinder to Grade 6.

The Senate bill, Angara said, provides that mother tongue be used only up to Grace 6.

Angara expects both the Senate and the House to ratify the bicam report on Tuesday or Wednesday. (PNA)

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Comments

3 Responses to “Bicam approves reconciled version of K to 12 bil”

  1. Jennykae on January 30th, 2013 1:14 am

    Parang mas maganda nga kung maipapatupad ito pra mas maready yung mga student for college level.

  2. Adessa on January 30th, 2013 1:24 am

    I like Sonny Angara’s idea that the mother tongue or the native language of a student be used as primary medium of instruction in the early stages of educ. I hope this bill gets approved and becomes a law.

  3. Hunter on January 30th, 2013 1:26 am

    Pabor ako dito sa bill na ito!