Thursday, February 9

Tag: general education curriculum

Filipino units retained in college; profs rejoice

IT WAS a day of delight for Filipino language advocates, including professors from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), as college students will continue learning Filipino subjects in the general education curriculum. Members of the UST Department of Filipino expressed their joy after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued a memorandum (CMO) on Monday, July 18, ordering all colleges and universities to retain six to nine units of Filipino subjects in their curricula. “Nagdiwang [kaming mga guro ng Filipino at] talagang natuwa kami noong nalaman namin [‘yung paglalabas ng CHED ng memorandum] dahil hindi nauwi sa wala ‘yung pinagpaguran namin,” said UST Department of Filipino chairperson Roberto Ampil. Under the new memorandum, universities should follow two CHED memor...