'Banana Rice Tereces?': DepEd to review errors in textbooks


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MANILA, Philippines – Education Secretary Leonor Briones confirmed that there will be a review on the entire K-12 curriculum after errors were spotted on some public school books.
'Banana Rice Tereces?': DepEd to review errors in textbooks

'Banana Rice Tereces?': DepEd to review errors in textbooks
“Banana Rice Tereces” instead of Banaue Rice Terraces | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/The Igorot

The Department of Education (DepEd) is under fire after a netizen shared series of photos showing errors in textbooks used in public school.

On Facebook, the admin of the group “The Igorot” called out DepEd for the glaring errors like “Banana Rice Tereces" instead of Banaue Rice Terraces and “worktext” in reference to a workbook.

Another error was also a line from the book, “Hagdang Hagdang Palayan sa Ifugao na makikita sa Ilocos Region.” A description of a child from the Cordillera region was also called for allegedly being racist.

'Banana Rice Tereces?': DepEd to review errors in textbooks
Netizens called the description as racist | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/The Igorot

'Banana Rice Tereces?': DepEd to review errors in textbooks
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/The Igorot

'Banana Rice Tereces?': DepEd to review errors in textbooks
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/The Igorot

Briones promised that the errors will not be swept under the rug and called for a review. She said, “Ongoing ang curriculum review. Hindi lang sa senior at junior pero buong curriculum. Kailangan talagang rebyuhin. Hindi na dapat kami maghintay ng press o publiko na makakita ng mali.”

The Secretary also revealed that they are urging the Congress to allow DepEd to write the textbooks used for public schools, instead of buying from private companies.

— The Summit Express


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