The Philippine Tertiary Education Situation in Broad Strokes

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I have been tasked to discuss with you today the situation of tertiary education in the Philippines. The invitation come on a short notice. Prudence advises I should pass on this day opportunity due to lack of time to throughly prepare. However, if there's anything that I would willingly give my wisdom tooth for, it's the chance to talk to the young rather than be subjected to the torture of dental surgery, which I had on schedule today until your invitation come along. So having said that, I hope you would allow me to charm my way through this. In return, I promise to really try and not to lend you my toothache.

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I have been tasked to discuss with you today the situation of tertiary education in the Philippines. The invitation come on a short notice. Prudence advises I should pass on this day opportunity due to lack of time to throughly prepare. However, if there's anything that I would willingly give my wisdom tooth for, it's the chance to talk to the young rather than be subjected to the torture of dental surgery, which I had on schedule today until your invitation come along. So having said that, I hope you would allow me to charm my way through this. In return, I promise to really try and not to lend you my toothache.
What is the tertiary education situation in the Philippines these day? I'll give you the broad strokes because you are old enough and bright enough to fill in the details, and I don't think you would appreciate to be spoonfed. This is going to be depressing, but look at it this way - dealing with this first thing in the morning gives you the rest of the day to try and improve the mod. After all, when you're down, the only way to go is up.

Let me begin by absolving you of any blame. Your generation is not at fault here. You entered college at a time when the Philippine educational system still has to unshackle itself from the parameters put in place by the colonial powers that subjugated this land in centuries past. The masterful ties that ensure that their requirements continue to be served by this nation remain in place, propagated World Bank and International Monetary Fund (Guillermo 1997).

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Source JournalTambara
Journal VolumeTambara Vol. 23
AuthorsGail Tan Ilagan
Page Count5
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateDecember 1, 2006
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