Change of school calendar unfavorable to Dabawenyos

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Monday, August 4, 2014

A RECENT survey by the University of Mindanao-Institute of Popular Opinion (UM-IPO) showed that three out of 10 or 34 percent of Dabawenyos are not in favor of the change in the school calendar.

Dr. Adrian Tamayo, UM-IPO's specialist on economics, government, and political issues, who guested in yesterday's edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao, said the survey revealed that some Dabawenyos do not approve the proposed change because they say that it will alter the studies of their children and will unnecessarily increase the expenses of education.

However, four out of 10 or 39 percent of Dabawenyos say they are undecided or cannot make up their mind on the change of the school calendar.


Finally, 29 percent or also three out of 10 Dabawenyos are in favor of the changes in the school calendar. Those who approve say that changing the calendar will allow the education system of the country to be at par with other countries, avoid the rainy season, and longer vacation for their kids.

The survey also showed that six out of 10 or 62 percent of parents heard about the change in the school calendar while only four out of 10 or 38 percent are not aware and did not even hear about the change being proposed by the education authorities.

UM-IPO did the survey on a total of 1,200 respondents in the city. (Kyle Cassey S. Navarro, AdDU media partner)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 05, 2014.

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