HEARING it from the experience of one of the pioneering schools that piloted the implementation of a new curriculum that adds two more years to basic education, the senior high school (SHS) program was indeed very effective in transporting students to a higher level both academically and professionally.
The University of Makati (UMak), a public local university funded by the country’s richest local government unit–Makati City–will be having its third batch of senior high school (Grade 12) graduates this April.
“More or less 4,000 [Grade 12] students will graduate this summer,” Dr. Dalisay Brawner, UMak’s vice president for academic affairs, told this reporter in an interview during a seminar on Monday at the C&E Information Resource Center in Quezon City.
The seminar aimed to address concerns of educators about implementation of the senior high school program.
With the theme “Education Revolution: Say Hi to Senior High,” the seminar intended to assist in training incoming teachers of senior high school by informing them of developments in the senior high school program to help them meet teaching standards set by the Department of Education (DepEd).
For school year 2013-2014, at least 3,005 out 3,805 students from UMak finished senior high school, while 2,669 out of 3,402 senior high school students graduated last school year.