Filipinos more keen on higher education with 'K to 12'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 11 2017 09:38 AM | Updated as of Sep 11 2017 01:03 PM

MANILA - Filipino students entering college have a better grasp of their career paths with the expanded basic education program, according to the founder of a career advice website.

Edukasyon.ph now handles 200,000 students looking for college courses monthly from 20,000 previously, said its founder Henry Motte-Munoz.

The first graduates of K to 12 or the expanded basic education program will apply for college starting early 2018.

"The surge in interest is already a very good indicator and the thing about today's youth is they are incredibly digital," Munoz told ANC's Market Edge with Cathy Yang.

The additional 2 years of senior high school gives students more time to think about their career plans and can lure them to often "overlooked" courses, Munoz said.