We, the undersigned, officers, as well as past Presidents, of the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI), recognize the current efforts of the Department of Education (DepED) to enhance basic education in the country. We laud the DepED for using the K-12 program as a mechanism for long overdue changes in the basic education curriculum. Concepts in Statistics are being proposed to be taught from Grades 1 to 8, and Grade 10, culminating in the second-semester Grade 11 Math course in Statistics. We extol these efforts to improve statistical literacy among Filipino learners, so that they can become effective citizens in this age of ICT and Big Data.
On behalf of the country’s sole scientific society of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of the proper use of Statistics, we would like to call the attention of DepED to a few matters that will affect the teaching of Statistics to our young:
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