According to Uyquinco prior to the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, the Philippines was one of only three countries in the world and the only one in Asia that still had only 10 years in basic education. Despite of the almost suspension of the program, the government remained firm saying this new educational system offers opportunities for Filipino students and the national economy. But what does K-12 really offer to students? K-12 system helps students by providing sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, developing skill competency in the global market, and prepare graduates for tertiary learning.
Some professional says that adding two more years in high school will certainly be financially burdensome for many families and a burden of additional two years in preparation for college. The two years of senior high school is intended to provide time for students to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies. The said curriculum allows specialization in science and technology, music and arts, sports, entrepreneurship, etc. The intention of K-12 is not to add two years of schooling but more importantly to enhance the basic education of schooling.