Education

Government plans to re-implement college entrance exam

The government is now planning to revive the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) to handle the inflow of students in state-funded higher education institutions as President Rodrigo Duterte signed on August 3 a new law that would provide free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs). Republic Act 10931 or the “Universal Access to Quality …

Free computer training benefits close to 10,000 from W. Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Aug 10 — Close to 10,000 Overseas Filipino Workers and their dependents have availed of the free computer training by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) here. In data gathered from OWWA, a total of 9,809 individuals have availed of the Tulay (Bridge) Project since it was launched in this city in April …

UP decides no collection of tuition and other school fees

MANILA, August 8 –University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion has issued a memorandum on Tuesday which provides that no tuition and other school fees shall be collected from Filipino undergraduate students throughout its system. In an announcement posted in its UPDATE Diliman website, it stated that memorandum number PDLC 17-218 was issued “in the …

6k senior high school studes get career, education services

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 8 — Around 6,000 Senior High School (SHS) students here have received free career guidance and other related education services as part of the three-day Gensan Edukasyon Fair 2017. The fair, which opened at the KCC Mall Convention Center on Monday, is part of a national campaign for SHS spearheaded by …

Young Moro professionals educate Tri-People youth on peace-building

DAVAO CITY, July 31 — In their will to cultivate the “Culture of Peace” in the hearts of Mindanaoan youth, three young Moro professionals shared their knowledge and ideas on peace-building among more than a hundred young Christians, Muslims and Indigenous Peoples (Tri-People) delegates of Youth for Peace Movement TALBOS 3rd Regional Youth Leaders Congress …

Mismatch in curricular programs in some ASEAN schools bared

MANILA — A University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Filipino student, elected as the first President of the newly formed Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) University of Student Council, is calling for education leaders in the region to resolve the issue on mismatch of some curricular programs in various colleges and universities in its …

House pushes career guidance, counseling for high school students

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on final reading a measure seeking to establish a career guidance and counseling program in all secondary schools nationwide to provide proper direction to students in pursuing tertiary education and making educated career decisions. With 223 affirmative votes, the lower chamber unanimously approved House Bill 5576, also …

Karla Homolka will no longer volunteer at Montreal elementary school

MONTREAL—A private Montreal elementary school is moving to quell public fears following media reports about Karla Homolka doing some volunteer work there. The school, which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says it won’t allow anyone with a criminal record to volunteer in any capacity on school grounds. The church issued a brief statement …

Preschool found benefiting middle-class kids in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31 — A nationwide study released Tuesday indicates that academic-oriented preschools boost the early literacy and math skills of children from middle-class families in the United States. Educators and scholars in the country have long agreed that quality preschool yields sustained benefits for poor children, while earlier studies revealed disappointing results from …

Free tuition in state colleges a signature away from becoming law

MANILA— Free higher education for state universities and colleges (SUCs) is only a signature away from becoming a law, Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV said Monday. Aquino made this statement after the bill which seeks to provide free tuition to SUCs or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act passed the bicameral process which …

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