Additional one year on all courses in the Philippines. What were they thinking?

@marisriel (1157)
Philippines
January 29, 2009 7:08pm CST
News just finally were shown that an additional one year schooling will be added to our licensed courses and the rest of the courses will follow next year too. I really don't see the main point here. Economic crisis is already affecting the whole nation and they want the poor to shoulder another year for their kids to go schooling? I think they are killing the poor already. Instead of already going to work, another school year with too expensive tuition fees will need to be shouldered by the parents excluding the ever increasing transportation fee hike, electric bills and water bills, etcetera, etcetera. They say it's because they want to make our people "globally competitive". Heck, almost all students who graduate can't even make their feet heat up and they speed off to another country the year they graduate, so what's making them "globally competitive?" My opinion is, the government was again able to take money from the World Bank saying they need the money to improve education because they are implementing this new system. God save the Philippines.
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@bianx21 (339)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I agree with you...It's actual stupidity.It would cost more to add one year & I don't think this would help in getting our country quality education. I can't even get myself to finish college,because it's already expensive & I have to answer freaking calls just to get money.I was actually planning to go back this year,but this news really frustrates me. I hope this would not go through. Another one year will not help the situation if professors & teachers are not that good in teaching.I'm sorry,but honestly,we have a lot of teachers that are not doing very good in their profession...We should focus more on how we can make them teach effectively & on how we can encourage the students to appreciate the opportunity that they've been given so that they would study hard.
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@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I totally agree. How long will my child be in college if it's her time to take her course, 10 years? (she's only 5 years old now)