STI All Geared for K-12
With the shift in the educational landscape in the Philippines, STI shows its support to the Department of Education's (DepEd) K to 12 program. The program, in summary, adds two (2) years of basic education prior to tertiary education. Currently, STI has 1,500 students enrolled in its campuses nationwide under the Senior High School (SHS) Program.
Following the signing of the Republic Act (RA) 10533 on May 15, 2013, also known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, STI has launched its Senior High School Program last June 2014 starting with the Information Technology track. Out of the 92 schools in the Philippines that were granted permit by DepEd to accept SHS students, 70 of them are STI campuses.
STI took the initiative to implement the SHS program ahead of time so it can take the lead in the country’s new education setting and find ways to improve its work towards providing quality education. Furthermore, this step towards increased standards in students’ competency and skills will also accelerate the development of STI's education to be on equal footing with the world's standards in K to 12 education, rendering it ASEAN-ready. STI envisions this as an advantage towards progress for the Philippines where education is valued and held with high regard.
“As an educational institution, STI is constantly open to changes that will improve the system of education in the country, and will benefit the incoming Grade 11 and 12 students. STI is active in its participation to implement K to 12 in the country because we understand that this actually enables us to move forward and reach global standards of education, particularly with ASEAN’s goal to equalize regional competencies starting 2015,” shares STI’s President and CEO Monico V. Jacob.
STI aims to help its students advance towards a brighter future and K to 12 is a huge component of improving the students’ well-rounded growth through quality education. STI aims to accommodate more incoming students in 2016 under various program tracks with the full implementation of the SHS program.