MANILA, Philippines- Inihayag ni Pangulong Ferdinand ”Bongbong” Marcos Jr. nitong Huwebes na dapat ”no-bully zones” ang mga paaralan sa bansa, at iginiit na dapat maging “safe space” ang school facilities para sa mga mag-aaral.
”Every school will steadfastly stand as a no-bully zone; a sanctuary for diversity, a resource center for teens, a psychosocial first aid center, a mental health nurturer, a bulwark against the drug menace,” pahayag ni Marcos sa kanyang talumpati sa presentasyon ng Basic Education Report 2024.
”A safe space for all. And most importantly, a safe space for our children. To those who cross these lines, a layer of tripwires catches them: the Learner Rights and Protection Office, Telesafe Hotline, and the Children Protection Committees,” dagdag niya.
Hinikayat ni Marcos ang Department of Health na makipagtulungan sa Department of Education ”by strengthening health centers to support the network of school-based health facilities and dental clinics.”
Samantala, sinabi niya na dapat ding makita ang resporma na target ng gobyerno para sa educational system sa mga silid-aralan sa buong bansa.
”The gist of which is this: A learner with books on the table, a well-trained, highly-motivated, well-paid teacher in front of them, teaching a curriculum carefully curated to their needs,” pahayag ni Marcos.
Kinilala rin niya na ”it is not easy to reboot a system with millions of moving parts that are all closely interconnected, in which the failure of one part leads to the entire ecosystem failing.”
”As your report has shown, the building blocks of a modern, responsive educational system have now been laid. It is something we have waited for for many, many, many years,” pahayag ni Marcos.
”At this juncture in our transformational journey, my instruction is simply this: Padayon! Padayon! Padayon!” patuloy niya. RNT/SA