Here’s the reaction of DepEd to the viral PBB quiz bee
DEPED – The Department of Education reacted to the viral quiz bee episode of the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) wherein housemates failed to answer correctly.
The teen housemates of PBB are currently making a buzz online over their answers at a quiz bee about Philippine history.
Some said that teaching history should be intensified, students should be helped to take an interest in learning, evaluate the education system and see how parents support their children in learning.
According to Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio, the teen housemates may have been taught about the history of the country but they just forgot about it.
San Antonio also stressed that learning is not just the responsibility of DepEd and teachers.
“Mali ‘yong sagot at dapat paigtingin talaga ang pagtuturo ng napakamahahalagang mga bagay-bagay na may kinalaman sa ating pagiging mga Pilipino at importante iyong kasaysayan. Pero kung ipapako naman sa krus ang DepEd sa mga ganoong sagot ng mga sumasali sa mga ganyang palabas ay parang unfair naman,” San Antonio said.
On the other hand, according to Teachers’ Dignity Coalition Chairperson Benjo Basas, DepEd should restore the existence of a dedicated subject for Philippine history in high school, which was abolished in 2014.
Currently, Philippine history is only taught until Grade 6 as a dedicated subject.
But according to San Antonio, Philippine history is still discussed in high school.
San Antonio added that DepEd’s ongoing curriculum review of K-12 focuses on foundation reading skills and mathematical and socio-emotional skills of students.
He also said that the delivery of quality education in the country is a work in progress.
Historian Xiao Chua, on the other hand, reminded the public to slow down in judging young people.
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