Gwen Garcia asks Cebu schools to stop teaching in Cebuano

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While the report recommended interventions in education be “targeted at socio-economically disadvantaged students and/or schools” for countries, it did not recommend scrapping mother tongue nor Filipino as the medium of instruction.

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BASIC EDUCATION. Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia blames mother tongue and Filipino instruction for low reading comprehension scores. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rapplerblamed subjects being taught in mother tongue and Filipino for low rankings

“I think DepEd is creating a confused batch of students here. We have mother tongue, and then in the higher grades, they speak Filipino,” she added. However, Salustiano Jimenez, officer in charge of Department of Education Central Visayas (DepEd-7), said neither the provincial government nor the local school board has the power to make changes to curriculum.

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