Tech-Voc education joins K+12 program

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 12:00 AM    Views : 2335by:Ashzel Hachero

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has created the Technical-Vocational Unit for the expected integration of technical-vocational education in the senior high school under the K-12 program.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the Technical-Vocational Unit will replace the Tech-Voc Task Force (TVTF) for Secondary Education.

It will be under the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) headed by Dr. Lolita Andrada.

Luistro said the new unit will be tasked to upgrade the existing tech-voc curriculum, training of teachers, initiation and formulation of strategies, policies and guidelines to the conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the modelling and offering of tech-voc courses in Grades 11 and 12 (senior high school).

DepEd already started modeling the tech-voc curriculum (agriculture, fishing) in several secondary schools this school year.

The senior high school curriculum will focus on Mathematics, Science, English, Filipino and History which Luistro said are "sensitive and responsive to the learner's interest and local industry needs."

Graduates will also be accredited in their areas of specialization which include academics, technical-vocational education, sports and the arts.


S & T Trivia

" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los Baños led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "

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