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PN 2015-06: K to 12 Reform: Implications of Adding Grades 11 and 12 on the Higher Education Subsector

With the enactment of the K to 12 program, the basic education cycle is extended to include two additional years at the secondary level. Enrollment in senior high school (SHS), which will comprise Grades 11 and 12, is expected to increase to 2.0 million students in public schools and 0.7 million students in private schools in school year 2017/18. This will have an effect on the availability of classrooms for the SHS program. This Policy Note does an initial assessment of the K to 12 program`s effects on the supply of classrooms and teachers vis-a-vis the projected demand. It points to some windows of opportunities that may be considered as possible solutions, such as allowing higher education institutions to absorb the additional demand for places in SHSs.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Manasan, Rosario G.; Philippines; K to 12 Basic Education Program; higher education institutions (HEIs); basic education; higher education;
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