Rappler - 3 things the private sector can do for basic education

By Jee Geronimo

MANILA, Philippines – “We're facing a lot of problems on implementation. We need to remind ourselves about reasons why we're inflicting ourselves with this pain.”

Former Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus said this during the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) forum, "Continuing the Philippine Education Revolution: From K-12 to 2016 and Beyond" on Friday, October 18, in Makati.

Representatives from the private sector and the government were present to tackle different issues concerning the K to 12 program, but de Jesus was quick to remind everyone why the program is worth the pain.

He said the country will face a disadvantage once the ASEAN Community gets going in 2015, or a year before the full implementation of the K to 12 program. 

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