Nursing programs of 6 schools ordered closed-A A +A
Thursday, March 7, 2013
THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) closed down nursing programs of six schools in the Davao Region for failure to comply to its standards.
Ched regional director Raul C. Alvarez Jr. refused to name the schools pending notification of their administrators, but said two of these are based in Tagum City.
Alvarez said he received the order from Ched-Central Office last Monday. The decision was handed down by the Ched en banc.
He clarified that only the courses or programs are ordered phased out and not the entire school.
"Their nursing program was ordered by the Commission en banc of Ched to be closed or phased out effective 2013. So by June, di na sila puedeng mag-operate," Alvarez told reporters.
Of the six schools had applied for a temporary restraining order (TRO) before the court, according to Alvarez.
Ched recommended the phase-out of the six school's nursing programs after having a very low passing percentage of graduates.
"You should have at least a 30 percent passing percentage," Alvarez said.
When a school goes below 30 percent, this only shows how low its quality of training.
"That's reflective of the quality of training and teaching that you are giving the students," Alvarez said.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 07, 2013.