Education

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 …

School officials call assembly after grad party with ‘cowboys and Indians’ theme

LETHBRIDGE. – An Alberta high school graduation party with a “cowboys and Indians” theme prompted administrators to call an assembly to discuss racism. Images of students from Chinook High School in Lethbridge appeared on social media and showed attendees at the privately-held party wearing headdresses, war paint and feathers. A statement from Lethbridge School District …

School opening in Mindanao to push through on June 5

MANILA— The opening of classes in public elementary and high schools, including those in Mindanao, will push through on June 5 as scheduled, the Department of Education (DepEd) has announced. In a news release issued Thursday, DepEd emphasized that schools will not be used as evacuation centers. In Marawi City, the provincial capitol and the …

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