People often comment about the education system in the Philippines being poor and I would like to give a real case example of a course to show you just what subjects students study.
Example is a well-known education provider for a two-year associate program in computer technology. I’ve given image examples of the course outline below.
As you can see there’s very little in the form of computer technology being studied. A closer look at the subjects and electives reveal some disturbing facts.
Philippine history, government, constitution?
Society, culture and information technology with family planning?
Philosophy of man?
Civic welfare training service?
Literacy training service?
Reserve officers training corps?
Physics and probability and statistics?
….Where is the IT in this? Very little that I can see
….You be the judge
In addition what used to annoy me was that annual Christmas parties and events at some of these colleges were compulsory and form part of the examination Mark. Non-attendance at parties was seen as a failure on the subject matter.
Some of these privates schools made money charging out gown costume hire, meal costs which were quite expensive and other project costs as another way of making money out of the students.Published in