KNN: Debate – Five Year course

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Bureau: Baguio
Reporter: Jenny Gopela
Camerapersons: Mylvie Bautista, Brenden Kim Quintos
Writer: Gerome Dado
PAs: Pebbe Bunoan, Chiara Castro, Kaiziahlyn Galeon, Emer Trajanos, Brenden Kim Quintos

Early this year, parents and students were surprised by the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) Memorandum Number Five dubbed as the “Philippine Main Education Highway”. Under this program, existing courses requiring licensure exams by the Professional Regulation Commission and even non-board courses will have the duration of five years starting 2010. Although this is only optional for the tertiary institutions in the country, CHED highly encourages its adaptation into the educational system. According to them, even though Filipino professionals are competent and hardworking, many are unable to land jobs abroad because their credentials are based on a 10-year basic education program, which is not recognized globally.

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