Gatchalian wants probe on ‘poor mark’ of PH education
Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Senate on Sunday to review the performance of the country’s educational system after the Philippines recorded a “poor mark” in international ranking.
Gatchalian, who is the vice-chair for the Senate committee on education, arts, and culture, filed Senate Resolution No. 675 that seeks to probe the “effectiveness and efficacy of existing education laws and policies” of the country.
He said that despite the passing of national reforms that aimed to expand access and improve the quality of education, the Philippines continued to fare badly in international rankings.
“Essentially our aim is to conduct an honest, objective performance review of the entire education system, encompassing everything from day care all the way up to the post-graduate level, as well as non-formal and special education,” Gatchalian said in a statement.
“The feedback collected from this comprehensive review will be critical to guiding the government in crafting and implementing legislative and policy reforms which will empower the State to fulfill its obligation under the Constitution and international law to provide the Filipino people with access to quality education at all levels,” he added.
The review on the educational system, according to Gatchalian, would underscore the importance of the crafting a “responsive legislation and policies that will put the country on the right path toward the transformation of the Philippine education system into a world-class institution.”
“I am hopeful that this Senate inquiry will serve as the solid foundation atop which we can build the world-class education system that the Filipino people deserve,” he said. /cbb
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