MAASIN CITY (PIA) -- The head of the schools division of the Department of Education (DepEd) in the province has expressed his support on supposed plans to review the K-12 curriculum, especially at the level of the senior high school.

Genis Murallos, DepEd schools division superintendent, said that in the course of such a review, the strengthening of the technical-vocational livelihood track should be given enough focus and undivided attention.

He said he was happy that Vice President Sarah Duterte, who is holding a concurrent cabinet post as DepEd secretary, ordered the immediate review of the K-12 program, Murallos told Jani Arnaiz in a chance one-on-one interview last week.

In calling for a strong TVL track, Murallos encouraged schools to always have proper coordination with key industry players and the Technical Education and Skills Authority, so that the Grade 12 completer can be productive right at once, say by being a welder, or any other livelihood activities.

“Not all will be going to public colleges and universities, those who do proceed, probably, covered only about 30% of new senior high graduates, enrolling in state colleges or universities, since schooling here is free,” Murallos said.

“So where will be the other 70% go?” Murallos asked. (LDL/MMP/PIA Southern Leyte)