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La Salle moves college opening to September in ‘15

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De La Salle University (DLSU) has announced plans to move the opening of classes to September in school year 2015-16.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UP Diliman profs, instructors vote to move start of school year to August

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A faculty body at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Monday approved a plan to shift the academic calendar, with the opening of classes now in August 2014.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

CHEd pledges to pay colleges, universities with PDAF scholars

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has assured state universities and colleges it would cover the tuition of tens of thousands of students who were deprived of congressional “pork barrel” scholarships in the second half of the current school year.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHEd has enough powers to shut down substandard schools, says Valisno

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has enough powers in its mandate to crack down on inferior courses offered in colleges and universities, according to one of the agency’s original commissioners.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHEd to decide Monday on tuition hike petitions of 451 schools

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) will formally decide on Monday, May 27, whether to approve the application of 344 private colleges and universities to increase their tuition and other fees this school year.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No permit, no exam’ policy scrapped– CHEd

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Colleges and universities can no longer enforce “no permit, no exam” policy.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHED: Tertiary schools with substandard courses resorting to court to avoid closure

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has decried the “enrollment by injunction” tactic of schools who have been ordered last year to close down certain course programs that did not meet government quality standards.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHEd to close down more nursing programs in 2013

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Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)

More nursing programs offered by colleges and universities will be “phased out” by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) starting 2013 for failing to meet quality standards.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

CHEd upholds UST stand vs Go: Academic freedom

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST), criticized for allegedly bending its rules to grant former Chief Justice Renato Corona a doctorate in law, has broad powers in the exercise of academic freedom, but officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) are unsure if these include ignoring inquiries about its programs.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UST snubs ‘sick books’ crusader’s bid for degree

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Antonio Calipjo Go was incensed when he learned in January that the venerable University of Santo Tomas (UST) had reportedly bent its rules to grant Renato Corona, the ousted Chief Justice, a doctorate in law, summa cum laude.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Weather bureau chief quits for ‘very private reasons’

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The man who took over the weather bureau following the controversial sacking of its longtime chief has quit, opting to retire as government pushes ahead with critical reforms in the country’s storm warning and disaster preparedness system.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abad exhorts state schools to serve poor students

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The government has asked officials of state universities and colleges (SUC) to study, survey and profile their students to prove that their schools have been serving the poor in the provinces.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court refuses maritime school’s plea for TRO on closure of 2 courses

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has said no legal hurdles now block its order to close down two substandard programs at the Philippine Maritime Institute or PMI Colleges after a Quezon City court rejected the school’s plea to stop the closure of its programs.

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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