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Published on 12:11 pm

Passers of als  a&e 2015 released today  may 26, 2015

Manila, the Department of Education (DepEd) released the official results of  Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Exam (ALS A&E)  paper and pencil test (PPT). This exam was conducted on November and December 2014 and on January and February of  2015,  administered in 17 regions nationwide by the Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS)

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Published on 2:46 pm

Why Employers Values University Qualifications

Why employers values university qualifications

by Elizabeth A. Halsted Surveys have shown that every employer values university degree holder candidates. It also proves that employers not only regard holders of a university degree as more attractive than other degree holders but also provide them better opportunities. Employers know that a lot of money and efforts are consumed by students to earn a degree from a

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Published on 10:46 am

Youth sector representative opposes school calendar change

A lawmaker representing the youth sector has expressed opposition to the shift in school calendar to May to August. Representative Terry Ridon of the Kabataan Partylist, said the move would result to higher tuition fees and other disadvantages. Ridon said the position of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) should be followed, as he cited the decision of

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Published on 10:43 am

Senator drilon favors holding of bar exams outside manila

Senator Franklin Drilon expressed support for holding the Bar examinations outside Metro Manila, to help the examinees and their parents. Drilon, who was also a former Justice Secretary, said during a press conference in Cebu City recently that Bar examinations could be held in three places, in Luzon, in the Visayas and one in Mindanao. Drilon was in Cebu City as

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Published on 10:41 am

Benguet governor gets honors from his alma mater

The University of Baguio recently honored Governor Nestor Fongwan of Benguet for his meritorious deeds. Fongwan, who also graduated from the University of Baguio with the degree in Accounting and Masteral Degree in Business Management, was conferred the Distinguished Alumnus, Lifetime Award, during the rites held at the University of Baguio gymnasium. It said

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Published on 12:10 pm

Csc school and rooms and assignments for april 2014 exams

The Civil Service Commission has recently released the list of rooms and school assignments for the April 6, 2014 "Paper and Pencil" examinations. The CSE-PPT is a  career service professional examination where the examinees will use papers and pencil for the test. CSC also conducts online examinations called Computer Assisted Test (CAT).Examinees for the April 2014

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Published on 5:12 am

Filipino teen mothers on the rise, a study says

Filipino females who becomes pregnant during their teenage years are increasing, a study conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. The PSA based its analysis from the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality study conducted by the UP Population Institute and Demographic Research Development Foundation. It said that one in every ten Filipina, aged 15

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Published on 3:49 am

Schools in the philippines shift school year calendar to synch with asean

Some big universities and colleges in the Philippines have announced their plans of shifting the school calendar from June to March to August to May starting this 2014 -2015 school year. The move is in line with the aim of synchronizing the school calendar with that of Asian countries, and the rest of the world, and due to the ongoing ASEAN integration that would be in

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Published on 4:17 am

De la salle manila moves first trimester to september in 2015

De La Salle University in Manila has announced the shift in the start of its school year in 2015 to September for the first trimester classes. The move is in line with the ASEAN integration in 2015. Br Ricardo Laguda,FSC, DLSU president and chancellor ,said the shift in academic calendar will be advantageous both for the students and the faculty, like travel and

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Published on 1:58 am

Up students will have four months summer vacation

Students of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City will have four months of vacation this year. This came after the main University of the Philippines campus, through the Board of Regents, declared last March 28 its decision to shift the school year from the usual June to April, to August to May classes. The Diliman campus was the last to declare its

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Published on 9:47 pm

P27m school building to be constructed in pasay city

Pasay City will soon have a P27M schools building courtesy of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Inc. (PAGCOR).The three-story school building will be constructed for the Jose Rizal Elementary School in Malibay, Pasay City, by the Resorts World Manila, a resorts casino and a recreation center in Pasay City. It could be used by the pupils next school year because

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Published on 6:52 pm

Expand special education- congress told

The city council of Quezon City took the Congress to task and urged it to amend the local government Code in order to expand the Special Education Fund such that the education system can be able to fund learning opportunities for the youth and adults who are out of school.Councillor Aly Maadella of the Fifth district pointed out particularly to section 272, which outlines

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Published on 2:07 pm

Big stride towards peaceful country now and the future

A big stride towards an everlasting peace in our learning institutions and our country at large has been made at last. An everlasting peace has been elusive for long due to lack of commitment from the stakeholders in the education sector to fight against the animosity between Filipino learners. But eventually a consensus has been build and a commitment has been made by

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Published on 10:50 am

Two baguio universities shift school calendars

Two big universities in Baguio City shifted their school calendars beginning this school year.Luisa Valencia, regional director of the commission on Higher Education (CHEd) in the Cordillera, said Saint Louis University and the University of Baguio, had confirmed the shift in academic school year from August to May. Valencia said Saint Louis University will start classes

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Published on 7:22 am

Enough support for education, teachers, key to improved educational system

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers(ACT) said enough government support to the education sector would be the key to improved educational system, instead of conducting achievement tests that are unreliable basis of the performance bonuses of teachers.France Castro of the ACT, said the National Achievement Test (NAT) and the performance -based bonus system for teachers

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Published on 1:34 am

Usaid scholarships to boost economy in philippines

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced plans to award scholarships and grants to help the Philippine government on technology, science and innovation through STRIDE (Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development). The funds which will be spread out over the next five years are meant to boost research within the

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Published on 4:02 am

Smart helps deped’s alternative learning systems

The Alternative Learning Systems (ALS) of the Department of Education (DepEd) would be given a boost after a leading telecommunications company had signified its support for the project.The telecommunications company, Smart Communications, Inc. in a recent conference held in Paris said it will provide the DepEd an application that will provide the learning modules for

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Published on 2:54 am

Ched still studying the shift in academic calendar

CHED said it is still studying the idea of shifting the academic calendar from the usual June-April, to August to May. Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, CHED chairman, said a technical working group (TWG) composed of representatives from different colleges and universities in the Philippines are still studying the proposal of changing the academic school year from August to

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All regions of the philippines will have science high schools in 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to establish 16 science high schools in all regions of the Philippines when his term ends in 2016. The announcement was made by the President during the graduation rites held recently at the Philippine Science High School in Diliman, Quezon City, where he was the guest of honor.President Aquino said there are now 13 science high

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Published on 10:56 pm

Topmost preferred courses in college 2014

There has been a growing trend in the preference of certain courses than others. Some courses have gained prominence among students due to their large enrollment. The increment is attributed to a number of factors such as awareness and perceptions. This has resulted into making particular course too popular than other courses.For instance,medical and business related

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