5 year course

Philippines
March 26, 2007 6:33am CST
have you heard the recent news about DEPed(Department of education).they have just implemented rules on diploma courses that they will add one year to the usual 4 year course. exactly,it would become 5 year course.this is due to the recent survey that graduates now a days are not competitive enough as they seek jobs after their years in college.are you favor to this??
5 responses
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I am not in favor of this. Students find it hard enough to pay for a 4-year course and they are thinking of adding a 5th year? They should review the existing curriculum (including elementary and high school) first and take out the subjects that are not really necessary. They should go for quality in terms of teachers and subjects. Besides, if the students' foundation in elementary and high school are not good enough how can we expect them to be good enough to be competitive after college?
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
you are all right..education here in the philippines has become privildge and not a right.people are having hard time getting diploma now a days,like in my case,i'm unable to finish my course due to lack of money for financing my studies.year after year,the universities imposed high tuittion fees beacause they want to have better facilities. and i have seen this changes in facilities,but not in education.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
That sucks! I'm not in favor of that they should have revised the curriculum instead. They should not add subjects that are not really needed in the profession that a student had chosen. Instead they should concentrate on emphasizing what is needed like the communication skills and mathematical ability of a student. Plus the computer literacy in that way we can produce more competitive graduates.
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@Makoy1983 (1086)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
it wont do any good, in fact, its just another additional financial burden. and add up the additional professional examinations after the graduation, it makes everything worse. universities have a lot of minor subjects covered which in fact are subjects not really necessary for the degree program. courses are supposed to be finished in 3 years time if those unnecessary subjects are removed.
@4irene_r (80)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
The rate of dropouts have increased over the years, mainly because they cannot afford to go to school. If DepEd plans to add another year, they should consider asking for higher budget. Because at this rate, there won't be any student left to attend the five year course.
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
adding another year in ones schooling will not guarantee anything. it doesn't automatically make one more competitive just because that person spent more time time in school. if they want competitive graduates perhaps they could train more qualified teachers/professors and improve the facilities of our schools. i'm not in favor of adding another year to a 4 year course. it would just be a waste of time and money.