The CHED (Commission on Higher Education) proposed a five-year college curriculum for Liberal Arts(AB), Education and Nursing courses. The reason is that the CHED wants an even more quality graduates. OK, i got the point. Easy to understand , right? The intention is clear-QUALITY GRADUATE. But wait, do these people in this office stop to realize how bad our economy has become, financial crisis so alarming and and parents work their butt 24/7 only to sustain the needs of their children especially on educational finances? Well, I think I'll see more undergraduates in the next millennium if this proposed plan of CHED for 2010 will push through.
Well, I suggest that instead of adding one year for these courses, why don't they just plan on having more trainings and seminars for teachers for them to be even more effective in their fields? More programs that will enhance the capabilities of teachers in the teaching profession. The intention of CHED is however good for our future graduates but taking a closer look of the other side of the coin, one year is another burden to all parents or gurdians' part. Ang sa aking lang, hirap na nga tayong magpaaral ng anak sa college dadagdagan pa ng CHED ang pasanin ng mga magulang.
And so for me, I say NO to this proposal and yes to more trainings and seminars for all educators. Makisimpatiya naman tayo sa hirap ng buhay ngayon. There is an alternative to all our goals where none will be affected. Sa aking opinyon, wala naman yun sa haba ng taon ang learning eh, it's in the training grounds for the students to be competent when they graduate. And a good training ground already started by the time we learn the ABC's in kindergarten.