A Catholic Church official urged incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones to take a closer look at the effects of the K to 12 system on students and teachers.
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the added two years may take its toll on students from poor families and on teachers who may lose their jobs.
“Sana pangalagaan yung katatayuan ng mga estudyante at yung mga teachers na mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa K to 12,” Pabillo, who chairs the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on the Laity, said on Church-run Radyo Veritas.
He cited reports indicating some 30,000 teachers could be displaced this year because of the new senior high school curriculum.
The K to 12, which adds two years to basic education, will be fully implemented starting this school year.
Earlier, the CBCP asked government to provide training and skills seminars to teachers who will be affected by K-12. MC