Bills establishing tech-voc special schools approved by House panel

A JOINED House committee approved on Tuesday bills seeking to create so-called “Meister” schools, which are geared towards training graduates for the needs of industry with a heavy concentration of specialized technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses. House Bill (HB) 652 or the proposed Meister Schools Act, authored by Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente S. Salceda, hopes to […]

Private school enrollment drops in CV

THE Department of Education (DepEd) Central Visayas has acknowledged a low enrollment turnout in private schools for the school year 2022-2023, citing the parents’ financial difficulties as one of the main reasons for the decline.As of September, only about 200,000 enrollees were listed by private schools in the region, while about 1.8 million were enrolled […]

Tell it to SunStar: Revive private schools that shut down

Manila Congressman Joel R. Chua has asked the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) to “have a clear and sustainable program to revive the private schools that shut down.”“Ched should have some sort of PDIC-like subsystem wherein failed schools can be placed under receivership and rehabilitation,” Representative Chua suggested.He prodded […]

Mandaue City execs allocate P17M to repair 5 schools damaged by ‘Odette’

THE Mandaue City Government has given P17 million worth of additional funds to its city’s educators to help in facilitating repairs for schools that were heavily damaged by Typhoon Odette (Rai).Nimfa Bongo, Department of Education (DepEd) Mandaue City Schools Division superintendent, told reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, that the amount came from the City’s […]

144 public school teachers in Lapu remain unvaxxed against Covid-19

AT LEAST 144 public school teachers in Lapu-Lapu City may not be allowed to teach during the in-person classes starting in August should the Department of Education continue the vaccination requirement for the face-to-face classes.Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos, DepEd Lapu-Lapu City Division Superintendent, told SunStar Cebu that about four percent of the 3,672 teachers in the […]

Demand for Filipino seafarers still high, but quality of training is dipping

The Philippines risks losing out on seafaring jobs if the quality of training in local maritime schools continues to dip, according to experts. “Is there still a demand for Filipino seafarers? The answer is a big yes,” said Jøran Nøstvik, a captain and global owner’s representative of Noatun Maritime, a crew assessment and development services company. The demand, […]

Damage to CV schools hits P10B

THE damage to schools in Central Visayas brought by Typhoon Odette (Rai) has ballooned to P10 billion.Department of Education (DepEd) 7 Director Salustiano Jimenez said 2,537 classrooms were destroyed, 2,000 classrooms sustained major damage, while 5,000 classrooms had minor damage.The typhoon also destroyed learning materials, computers, Risograph machines and other equipment inside the schools, Jimenez […]

DepEd eyes additional 177 public schools for pilot face-to-face classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) will be adding more public schools to the list of schools included in the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes as active coronavirus cases continue to decline. DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno A. Malaluan said on Friday that they are considering adding 177 public schools to the program. “[The] DepEd and DoH (Department […]

382 more public, private schools in CV ready to hold F2F classes

AROUND 372 public and 10 private schools in Central Visayas are poised to join in the proposed expansion of limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in the region. Salustiano Jimenez, Department of Education (DepEd) Central Visayas director, told SunStar Cebu that initially, two private schools in Cebu, which are the Sisters of Mary Schools Inc.-Boystown in Minglanilla […]

Only 1 Cebu school OK’d to take part in pilot F2F classes for private schools

THE Department of Education (DepEd) central office has allowed only one private school in Central Visayas to participate in the pilot implementation of face-to-face (F2F) classes for private schools nationwide that will start on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The Department of Education (DepEd) central office said it approved the Sisters of Mary Schools Inc.-Boystown in […]

Edvantage Group (0382.HK) Announced FY2021 Annual Results

HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Edvantage Group Holdings Limited (“Edvantage Group” or the “Group”, stock code: 0382.HK), the largest private vocational education group in the Greater Bay Area (“GBA”), announced its annual results for the year ended 31 August 2021 (the “Period under Review”). During the Period under Review, […]