Y-Speak: Why I studied at University of Mindanao

A LOT of Y-Speakers from the University of Mindanao (UM) wrote about why they chose to study in UM.

But here are five reasons why I chose UM and why I think it is the best school for me.

1. The Affordable Tuition

Despite the constant increase in scholastic fees among schools in the country, UM maintains an affordable tuition fee giving everyone and anyone who wants to study the opportunity to do so, especially the working students. Aside from this, one thing I like about the school is the proper maintenance of school facilities that is used by all UMians such as the library, gymnasium, and audio visual rooms and so on.

2. Term System in tract

When I transferred to UM from another school I had to adjust to their “Term System”. This system means that one semester is divided into two terms. This allows UMians to focus on four to five subjects in one term and earn credits in every course after two in a half months compared to the other colleges and universities which implement the usual semestral system where students are required to enroll in eight to nine subjects simultaneously. I find this more convenient.

3. Time Schedule

Students have the liberty to choose their own schedule of classes. There are three main schedules, the morning schedule from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the afternoon schedule from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. You can even mix the three schedules depending upon the subjects you wish to take.

4. Education System

UM subscribes to OBE or Outcome-Based Education, an educational theory that is goal-based. Learning is not restricted to the four corners of the classroom, we are also taught how our course is applicable in real life.

5. “UM is life”

I am so proud to say that “UM is life” maybe because of the influence of my sister who graduated there and some of my relatives also. UM changed my life, and after years of studying here I hope to graduate this year and achieve this milestone. I thank this institution for molding me, and educating me on different aspects in life. These lessons will definitely last for a lifetime. ( Stacy Claire L. Price, UM Intern)


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