Senator Win Gatchalian said on Friday that he will convene a joint congressional oversight committee by January next year to review the K-12 program amid criticisms facing it.
Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture chairperson, said that it is important to ensure that K-12 is meeting its objectives to boost Filipinos’ competitiveness and readiness to join the workforce.
“A joint congressional oversight review will align the efforts of both chambers of Congress to ensure that the K-12 meets the needs of both students and the private sector,” Gatchalian said.
“The K-12 program is a massive historical educational reform we introduced to produce quality of graduates that our country needs,” he said.
While the program has gaps and challenges, we need to sustain it in a way that also addresses implementation issues to provide quality education and boost global competitiveness,” he added.