On speaking in front of hundreds of elementary and high school teachers from regions 1,2,3 and the Cordillera Administration Region, Luistro said the educational system has been changed to make it more adaptable to students according to their localities, preference in learning, and in their career options.
In order to bring effect to these changes, children five years of age will have to undergo kindergarten school, he said during the education Summit for the K+12 at the Lyceum-Notrhwestern University. This would make them more comfortable in entering grade 1, he said, adding that in the succeeding three years, local language will be used as a medium of instruction and with the lessons patterned after the community.
After 4 years in junior school, the students will undergo an additional two years of senior high school as career preparation. The secretary asked the teachers to be more innovative with their approach in teaching. Meanwhile, the logic govt.. in Los Banos, Laguna is collaborating with Trace College in making available the “study-now-pay-later” scheme to poor but deserving los Banos students beginning in June 2012.
Trace college will also be opening its technology research and development center on the same time ie.. June 2012. According to Trace college, the center is the biggest and modern department that will cater to technical vocational courses like welding, electrical installation, servicing technology, masonry, air conditioning, refrigeration servicing, therapeutic massage and computer hardware servicing.