The university’s response to the government’s implementation of the K-12 Program reflects the concerted effort of the faculty and administration. Commissioned to spearhead the policy’s adoption within the system, Dr. Edwin A. Pilapil, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has worked closely with focal persons from the satellite campuses on several occasions to finalize the university’s position with respect to course offerings, teaching staff and other relevant concerns.
CHED’s approval on the Academic and Technical-Vocational Livelihood (TVL) Tracks create more opportunities for applicants to specialize in different fields. As for Academic track, it constitutes: Accounting,Business and Management (ABM);Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and Humanities and Social Sciences.
On the other hand, TVL includes Bread and Pastry Production NCII, Food and Beverage Services NC II,Handcraft (Basketry, Macrame) Non-NC; Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II; Masonry and Tile Setting NC II; and Electronic Products Assembly and Servicing NC II.
While chances for a more developed skill to emerge among learners are afforded, CHED Memorandum No. 3, series of 2015 empowers the faculty as well in that they are expected to avail of the funds for research and extension.As the issue on displacement of faculty members has surfaced due to lack of enrollees for 2016-2017, CHED backs up the paradigm shift with a solution to engage the teachers in a more productive activity such that the conduct of research and extension benefits the nation.
With the government’s desire to cope with ASEAN standards, CTU administration hopes for a decisive implementation of the said program sustained by appropriate monitoring initiatives. (UPO)