The Education Ministry advises pupils to prioritize science while choosing a school.
As the process of choosing schools for 2023 has begun, the Ministry of Education has asked all prospective first-year Senior High School (SHS) students, parents, or guardians to prioritize choosing scientific courses.
The request is in line with the Ministry’s strategic plan for 2018–2030, which intends to achieve a 60–40 enrollment split between science and humanities at the postsecondary level.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) now make up 40/60 of the population.
A statement said “the Ministry has invested in infrastructure of which over 300 state-of-the-art laboratories have been constructed and refurbished nationwide in the second cycle institutions.”
It claimed that the infrastructure upgrade significantly improved the standard of science instruction.
In addition, the Ministry wanted to reassure parents, guardians, and the general public that more openings had been made expressly for scientific courses to accommodate pupils interested in pursuing a science-based education, according to the statement.