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“Telebasura” Education: More “FUN” in the Philippines (NAWT!)

Someone from GetRealPhilippines.com hit the mark about the current state of Philippine education:

Dave said,

If I have a child in the future, there is no way I’d let them be educated here (my wife agrees). Raising a child in this education system and culture, when you have the option of giving them a better chance elsewhere, is basically child abuse.

There are just too many things that baffle and frustrate me about what I’ve seen of education here:

– Why do they start school so late? (My niece has to take kindergarten a second year because she can’t start grade one until she’s six!)

– Why are they teaching my nephew in deep, traditional bisaya that even his bisaya-speaking family doesn’t understand?

– Why do university courses involve general studies not related to the course (e.g. a science student has to complete modules in art, sport, Rizal, etc. That should have been dealt with in school – let your students concentrate on their actual degrees and maybe you’ll produce some competitive specialists!)

There’s a lot more! Lemme elaborate.

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