Six Mindanao schools ordered to stop bad nursing courses

A+
A
A-

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Commission on Higher Education has ordered at least six schools in Southern Mindanao to stop offering nursing courses effective June due to the mediocre performance of their graduates in recent Nursing Board exams, among others reasons.

Raul Alvarez, Jr., CHEd 11 director, told reporters here Wednesday that the six schools, which he would not identify except to say that most of them are  in the city, could not satisfy the 30 percent passing rate requirement that CHEd had set for nursing schools.

Alvarez said another reason that CHEd ordered them to stop offering nursing was “non-compliance with CHEd rules” but he would not say what these rules were.

He said one of the schools has filed for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).

Alvarez said that in Southern Mindanao alone, at least 10 schools have already stopped offering the course due to “poor compliance with the nursing board-required passing rate or other problems with CHEd,” either voluntarily or in compliance with CHEd’s closure order.

He said CHEd also issued a memorandum to some 30 other schools offering nursing in Southern Mindanao because their passing percentage was lower than what was required.

Meanwhile, Alvarez said CHEd would take legal action  against schools that will increase tuition  this year even when they had not submitted a letter of intent to do so.

CHEd had required private schools to submit the letter not later than February 28 but in Southern Mindanao, only 30 out of the 92 private schools had done so thus far, he said.

CHEd has assumed that the 62 schools, which had not submitted letters of intent, will not increase their tuition or other fees in June but if they do, they would be haled to court, he said.

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Platypus09

    They should publish the names of these schools so people would be aware and stop sending their children and brothers and sisters to be educated with rhem.

    Thirty percent performance rate set by CHED for nursing schools is very low. In other countries, nursing boards set their nursing schools passing rates from 60 to 80% to continue full accreditation. Any thing lesser than these are placed on probation and closure of schools’ nursing programs.

    • ang_dagat

      That and the fact that many of these students have no vocation to be a nurse, and/or not bright enough. Many families want their offspring to become nurses so they can go abroad.

  • dodong1

    Raul Alvarez, Jr., CHEd 11 director, told reporters here Wednesday that the six schools, which he would not identify except to say that most of them are  in the city, could not satisfy the 30 percent passing rate requirement that CHEd had set for nursing schoo..”WHICH HE WOULD NOT IDENTIFY?? HOW COME EVERY STUDENTS HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHICH SCHOOLS ARE NOT MEETING THE STANDARDS… MR.. ALVAREZ HAVE BALLS AND MENTION THE SCHOOL NAMES…

  • kilawon(the return)

    sos ! pano na yan wala na kami mababakwenta in merka! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    for the benefits of parents CHED should publish these schools!!!!

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94