Do You Think We Learned More from UP than Other Schools?

June 9, 2007 10:53am CST
Out of the 8 of us in our barkada, 6 went to Ateneo, I went to UP and the other went to UST. One of the things I noticed whenever we would meet up is that they have nothing to talk about except which Atenean friend hooked up with whom and what's the latest chismis about their fellow Ateneans. When I seek advice from them about how to teach responsibility to our 16 year old nephew, they tell me that he's too young to learn about responsibility. On the other hand, I've always felt that the variety of people we encounter in UP enriches the learning experience. I've had classmates in panic during enrollment looking for that extra money to pay for tuition. Are these experiences worth it? Or is it just me?
9 responses
@kessen (11)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I think in UP we learn "life." We learn to be independent that's why we can cope with anything and survive. No offense meant, but with other schools, especially in private ones, they are being spoon fed. While we are being left by our teachers to do things on our own. I guess that is why people say its hard to be a UP student. But if you get used to it, its so normal.
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
I agree with the spoon-feeding. I've seen a lot of my peers when they are thrown into situations with red tapes, bureaucracy, waiting, and such, they don't know what to do. They get shocked by certain a classmate getting pregnant, or people borrowing money for school, and even working students. It sometimes gets hilarious.
@Kofficup (150)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
In UP you have to be who you are. Down to earth and be a good eathling too like others do. Hehehe could the women ateneans were making 'ober da bakod' to UP campus joke. Don't panic during enrollment at UP because UP is like a money lending Indian. You can do "tear-drops" or installment. Or try to apply a scholarship STFAP. Goodluck be always happy. Goodluck.
@Liseux (44)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
I totally disagree with that sorry to say. Honestly I am from UST faculty of engineering. I am sophomore student there and were taking up Calculus. Our prof there was agraduate of BS Math in UP diliman. He taught us so slow but I rally understand how he taught as well. In the middle of this month he backed-out to teach us and so all sections that he taught were delayed in the discussions. Then we noticed the reason why he left us because he will work in canada. It is a wonderful opportunity. But UP students are iskolar ng bayan definitely in return they will serve our country not on the foreign lands. It's quite wierd. I remembered in the newspaper, Winnie Monsod was speaking in front of UP Baguio Students during the graduation and she said this msg which i typed awhile ago..
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
Yes that's true. Since I'm from UP myself I think that UP is the real school of life. There not only you learn all the academic stuff but you get to know the harsh realities of life as well. Sorry to other schools but, have you ever seen in your school the real world? Of Course not because you're inside the walls of your schools not like in UP where its openness provides us a better view of reality. Also only in UP that you will encounter all kinds of people and also only in UP that experience will always be your teacher.
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
I can relate with you. I've experienced the same. I guess that is what UP has instilled in us, much broader perspective about things. :D
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
I am currently taking my Masters at UP Diliman. But I don't believe that UP students get better learning than the rest because that is just too general a hypothesis. One's professional advancement or success in life does not necessarily depend on the school where he or she came from.
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
i know how you feel dude. another thing we learn from UP is to wait in line, establish order on our own, fend for ourselves, dumiskarte specially during enrolment, etc. i think it's all worth it. just the fact that we mingle with other courses, higher/lower year levels, etc makes it all worth it.
@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
I agree with anjoks.. Ateneans reputation is domineering, because of the social status. Unlike UP, students there are brainy though not all are wealthy. I guess you came from a private school thats why you're experiencing culture shock. I also experienced that before. I graduated at UST. Students enrolled in our school are of different classes, very different from highschool, right? We are just blessed not to have financial problems like them. Just be open minded and understand your fellow classmates :)
@anjoks (2083)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Hey, i understand what u-r pointing out there. In a way, i agree with you. UP people are more down to earth, reachable than Ateneans. Sorry for those Ateneans out here but hey, this is the truth. I've encountered lots of Ateneans who acts so domineering. You know what em sayin?! .. haha! Anyway, i can see u-r a newbie. Welcome aboard and enjoy myLot. (",)