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Prioritize STEM education in PH education.

MANILA, Philippines — According to President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the incoming administration is preparing for a big “catch-up” in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the education sector.

Under the supervision of new Education Secretary and Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio, Marcos stated in the BBM Vlog 113 released on Facebook that the Department of Education (DepEd) will prioritize STEM.

“The new government, the new administration, especially in the DepEd, will emphasize the importance of what we term STEM… That is one of the primary areas in which our Department of Education will focus, as well as how to improve instruction for our children and pupils “In a combination of Filipino and English, he remarked.

Marcos also mentioned the need for technical skills in maintaining the country’s competitiveness in economics and innovation.

“Unfortunately, we do not perform well in comparison to other nations when it comes to our educational attainment in Mathematics and the Sciences,” he continued.

Former DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones had previously argued that blended learning should be preserved because students must be able to adapt to digital changes and technological demands.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) released its first-ever medium- to a long-term plan, Basic Education Development Planning (BEDP) 2030, on Friday last week, to give the future administration with a “roadmap for better basic education quality and delivery.”

“For the first time, there is something that our school divisions and regions can look up to in terms of planning, so rest assured that the BEDP 2030 will be the group link of all plans that will emanate from our schools, divisions, and regions, so rest assured that the BEDP 2030 will be the group link of all plans that will emanate from our schools, divisions, and regions, so rest assured that the BEDP 2030 will be the group link of all plans that will emanate from our schools, divisions, and “Malcolm Garma, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education, stated.

The BEDP aims to achieve basic education development and access to quality education in order to meet the “Ambisyon 2040” and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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