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All systems go for K to 12 in Davao Region

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The Davao Region is 97% ready to implement the K to 12 Program, with the Senior High School (SHS) up for full implementation  by 2016, despite the cases it is facing at the Supreme Court. 
“We started the advocacy for K to 12  as early as 2010 even if the law was only signed in May 2013,” said Dr. Luzminda Onor, Chief of the DepEd Curriculum and Learning Materials Division (CLMD).
The K to 12 Program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education to include six years of primary education, four years of Junior high school and two years of senior high school. Through this, the Program aims to prepare the students to master concepts and skills and prepare them for employment and entrepreneurship.
There are two laws that regulate the implementation of K to 12 and these are Republic Act 10157 or the Act institutionalizing Kindergarten Education and Republic Act 10533 which is the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.
In Region XI, a total of 43 pr…