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