At least half of Filipinos are dissatisfied with the K to 12 basic education program, while 89 percent prefer the previous June-to-March academic calendar, a survey by the Social Weather Station (SWS) said.
The 50% rate was a combination of respondents who said they were “very dissatisfied” and “somewhat dissatisfied” at 37% and 13%, respectively, the SWS survey said.
It also showed that only 39% of the 1,500 adult respondents said they were satisfied with the curriculum.
The survey said only 16% were “very satisfied” and 23% “somewhat satisfied” with the basic education program. Nine percent of respondents said they were “undecided,” SWS added.
Only 10% said they preferred the current September to June class schedule, while 1% said they had no specific preference.
The survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews from June 28 to July 1 nationwide.
The Department of Education earlier said it was studying calls to bring back the June to March academic calendar, which several groups sought due to the harsh heat in classrooms during the dry season. The review for the Grade 11 to 12 curriculum is still pending.