THE Negros Movement for Quality Education (NMQE) formed a monitoring team that will check the situations among schools in the province starting this week.

Ronald Ian Evidente said Monday that a team composed of students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders, will conduct a monitoring activity to gather and report problems encountered in schools, including lack of classrooms.

Evidente said that if a classroom set-up is above the 45 to 50 students per classroom ideal ratio set by the Department of Education then that poses a problem.

The group said that the K to 12 is a 'designed to fail' program, citing that during their consultation in some schools in Sipalay City, there is lack of teachers and classrooms in kindergarten.

The group also launched Monday hotline numbers for complaint regarding the implementation of K to 12 program. They are encouraging all sectors to report problems in schools through the following numbers: 09486239350/09366516029.

Troy Colmenares, third petitioner to the Supreme Court against K to 12 and one of the convenors of NMQE, said to increase the number of years in high school would need an amendment to the Constitution which could require charter change and not by an ordinary passage of a law.