What do you think is the quality of students in the Philippines?

Philippines
October 21, 2007 12:52am CST
Filipino students are always aiming for excellence. They always wanted to excel in their chosen fields.
5 responses
@ryanphil01 (4184)
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
To begin with, if not for the scholarship that the Mindanao State University has offered me I could have not gone to college and finished a degree. The scholarship paved me the way to attain the goals I had, to excel in school, to earn a degree and to get a job. Luckily, upon graduation, I easily got the job in another state university and taught college for 10 years. The experiences I had with students during those times affirmed how Filipino students were serious in their quest for knowledge. Their interests coupled with hard work and perseverance motivated them to aim higher in their needed education. Fortunately, most of these students under my supervision had passed and succeeded with flying colors. This made me proud as their mentor, educator, and molder as well!
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
You certainly had a very positive experience with regards to education.Im also an instructor at msu tawi-tawi.i just started teaching this 1st semester.In contrast, my experience with regards my students is sad to say the opposite of yours. Most of my students are already left behind in terms of learning.Comparing them to students of science high school in msu tawitawi, they are surpassed by the latter as to knowledge and intelligence. I believe the cause of their lack of sufficient learning could be traced to their elementary and high school which are their basic foundation.Their foundation was weak.What do you think?
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
So we both came from MSU. I graduated from MSU Marawi City way back 1978. And we should be proud that we were once an MSUan and once an MSUan is always an MSUan. As to the students who had poor background in elementary and high school, I would say that it really affects a lot when they step into college. I agree with you that the basic foundation should have been stronger and sufficient to cope up with the latest trend in learning experience specially in college level where students are left independently to struggle. But, I think it's not too late for us mentors to implement innovations and techniques for the welfare of those who are left behind. This is where our integrity being teachers are tested and measured. Constant guidance and follow up to these students are recommended. Let's not lose hopes my friend. We are using high technology gadgets now and I presume there are new ways to improve classroom teaching. Encourage students to do some research either online or the library. I think this can help in anyways.
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
hi ryan...your response was pretty much encouraging. i believe in you. we just have to be more enthusiastic and passionate in sharing to our students important things they need to learn.I salute your patience as well in sharing your time and opinion...
@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
As a filipino student I could say that education is really a big deal to us. I, myself, also aims for the best on what I do, well who does not anyway. I think filipinos are just hard workers and they are too dedicated on what they're doing thats why people might think that they always aims for excellence even though what we are doing is just the normal thing.
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
Yes education is really a big deal to us because a lot of us believe that education is our ticket to get out from the claws of poverty. Yet, despite the education that we acquired and the degree as well that goes with it,still many graduates are unemployed.Education should go hand in hand with opportunities.If there are no opportunities for the educated students and graduates,we may as well equate their acquiring of education as useless endeavor.
@jeanniemay (1801)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
Filipino students are dreamers. Almost all dream big but only a number make it real. The quality of students aiming for excellence is poor as I rate it. They are too smart but lacks the determination to make things happen. Filipinos work really hard but at times practical reasons are not put forward. We tend to be merely contented with our comfort zones, we are afraid to go beyond and do more. This reasons make it bad for the Philippines. I just pray that we will feel the slap of a better destiny and that every Filipino wakes up on the truth that we need to stand up for our innate capabilities to make it happen. That courage will abound the smart Filipino! Spread the hope!
@fracktion (154)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
I think education in the Philippines is still good. However there is an alarming increase of a number of fly-by-night schools anywhere. I even hired somebody who finished computer technology and sad to say, he doesnt know how to use MS Word and Excel. Good thing he was hired as cashier and not as secretary since its going to be hell. CHED and TESDA should join force to hunt these schools down and strictly implement the rules and regulations before granting permits. I was employed before by a TOP COMPUTER SCHOOL in this country and its frustrating to know that they indeed bribe CHED officials to grant them permit... where is this? Gensan. So CHED officials, I dare you to check these computer colleges in my area... Hehehe.
@zidlore (251)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
You can't say that all Filipino students are great, while you can't also say that students from other countries are great. It greatly depends on each and every student. Maybe there are more intelligent students in Japan, America, or elsewhere, but still you can't ignore the fact that those countries also have black sheep, those students who really don't care. Same here in the Philippines. Maybe other countries has more famous scientists, etc., but I think that is because formal education in the Philippines just started later. If given the same variables, Filipinos may or may not belong to the pedestal.