“WORTHLESS.”

Bacolod City Councilor Renecito Novero, chairman of the Committee on Education of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, said this is how K-12 graduates, including his own son, would describe the program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

For Novero, K-12 is also “impractical, unnecessary, unreasonable and unbeneficial to our students.”

Not only that, Novero added that it steals two years from the future of the children and adds two more years to the burden of the parents while the subjects that were offered can also be taught in the junior high school.

With this, the councilor is in favor of the proposal to scrap the K-12 program or have it reviewed by Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is appointed as the next secretary of education.

“My suggestion for all the legislators is to consider the totality of the issues of the K to 12 program, including the financially, technically, professionally, and vocationally,” Novero said.

K to 12 is an education system under the DepEd to enhance learners' basic skills, produce more competent citizens, and prepare graduates for lifelong learning and employment.

The K to 12 program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education -- six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School.

Duterte-Carpio also earlier said that the K to 12 program, which has been under attack since its implementation in the 2012-2013 academic year, is something that needs to be discussed.