Petition To Raise Awareness For The HumSS Strand

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As you may already know, the Senior High School Program offers four major tracks: Academic, Technical-Vocational Livelihood (TVL), Sports, and Arts & Design. The Academic track offers four strands: [a] Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM); [b] Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS); [c] Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and [d] General Academic Strand (GAS).

So why is there a need to raise awareness when it comes to the HumSS strand in SHS?

The HumSS strand revolves around improving a student’s reading, writing, and speaking skills because if you haven’t noticed yet, people who choose this strand are aspiring to become members of the society who deals with a lot of people. (E.g. teacher, psychologist, lawyer, etc.). Improvement of these skills are crucial for them have effective communication with others.

Many HumSS students would attest that they've heard "HumSS ka lang?" for once in their life. This isn’t a new trend since most institutions, corporations and even families have looked down on the liberal arts and social sciences courses for years. Teacher think that it's nothing more than a prerequisite to law school whilst parents contest that there are no feasible careers for this major.

HumSS stands for Humanities and Social Sciences which means that it encompasses not just political science, but literature, anthropology, philosophy and such. Therefore, when one is under HumSS it doesn't automatically mean you aspire to be a politician or a lawyer.

If you are thinking that being a HumSS student is a piece of a cake because little to no math or science involved, teachers will load you with readings and handouts like there’s no tomorrow. With subjects like Creative Writing and Creative Nonfiction, you’ll learn how to write poetry, fiction, and drama.

Some might see that it is a boring strand because of its specialization subjects like Philippine Politics and Governance, World Religions and Belief Systems, and Social Sciences but it isn’t if you’re constantly curious about the world. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it was the satisfaction that brought it back.

By signing this petition, you'll be able to help us raise awareness on why HumSS strand is of great importance to the society today.

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