With the scheduled implementation of Senior High School (SHS) in the K12 curriculum come School Year (SY) 2016-2017, the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) adopted and implemented a transition curriculum for incoming freshmen in its cadetship program.
Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently approved the adoption and implementation of the transition curriculum to ensure that the PPSC’s Public Safety Cadetship Program adheres to 21st century learning and is set for the K12 implementation.
“Ang hamon ko sa PPSC ay kasabay ng pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng mga serbisyong unipormado ay siguruhin natin na tayo ay nakahanda para ipatupad ang bagong kurikulum kaakibat ng K12 program,” said Sarmiento.
Under the K12 program, additional two more years in high school is implemented aside from the mandatory implementation of Kindergarten. The SHS covers the last two years of the K12 program and includes Grades 11 and 12 wherein the students will go through a core curriculum and subjects under a track of their choice to enable them to develop the competencies needed to go to college.
The DILG Secretary said the implementation of PPSC’s transition curriculum will ensure that the school’s cadetship program is compliant with the outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL) and outcome based education (OBE) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
“Malaki at komprehensibo ang pangangailangan ng mga kadete para maging bihasa sila sa larangan ng pamumuno ng kaligtasan ng komunidad, karapatang pantao, kagalingan sa pakikipagkapwa, paglinang ng katauhan, pakikipagtalastasan, forensics, pagbabantay ng komunidad, batas at hurisprudensiya at iba pang mga nauukol na paksa,” Sarmiento said.
In line with the transition curriculum for K12, the DILG Secretary also approved the adoption and implementation of the new PNPA Manual of Operations and the PNPA Cadet Manual. These new manuals are giant leaps from the previous versions which have been in circulation for the past 15 years.
These new manuals govern the holistic and integrated formation of cadets which shall be followed during the implementation of PPSC’s transition curriculum.
With the institutionalized standards governing the conduct of the cadetship program, it is expected that the cadets enrolled in PPSC will be more than ready to assume a leadership role in the uniformed sector in the future.
“Napakaimportante na ang ating mga kadete ay sumusunod at tumutupad sa programa upang sila ay maging handa sa mas malaking hamon na kanilang haharapin kapag sila ay pumasok na sa aktibong serbisyo,” said Sarmiento. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph