A win-win deal: CTU solves K-12 clout

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)