Importance Of Filipino Curriculum

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Will you just accept the change? Or fight for the present? College education helps students mold their understanding and their knowledge for the near future. But the elimination of Filipino subject in college curriculum will have a deep impact, most especially to students, because how can they understand their studies if their own cultural development will be affected. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) justified the removal of the subject, noting that the Filipino subject will be covered in Grades 11 and 12 under the new K-12 curriculum. As CHED memorandum No. 20 removes the Filpino subject in college, many sectors in the Philippines beg to disagree. Supporters of Filipino subject argue that the removal of Filipino in college curriculum should be rejected, since Filipino subject is part of the life and culture of Filipinos. There is no need to junk this subject because Filipino is important in our development not just for our country, but also for ourselves. According to a Bulatlat.com author, Silverio (2014), a Palanca awardee and a college professor, Patrocinio Villafuerte have said that removing Filipino as a subject in the new General Education Curriculum (GEC) is not just a local issue; it is a moral issue that goes against the integrity of our race. It is not enough to teach children up to the 11th and 12th Grade to say that they are already good at using the national language. Filipino should continue to be taught and used up to all levels of formal education
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