Removal of Filipino & Panitikan as Mandatory Subjects in College Opposed by ACT-Philippines
ACT-PHILIPPINES – Teachers’ group ACT-Philippines is against the removal of Filipino and Panitikan as mandatory subjects in college.
Recently, an update regarding the move to lower the general education units in college crossed the surface. The Supreme Court favored the order of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to reduce the GE to 36 units.
According to SC, the petitioners have not filed new pleadings contrary to the CHED order.
In its final resolution, the court granted the removal of Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) as mandatory subjects in college.
According to the Supreme Court, amid the decision, it continues to uphold the academic freedom of the universities and colleges in the Philippines.
The decision of the SC gained different reactions from the public. Among those who are against the removal of Filipino and Panitikan as mandatory subjects in college is the ACT-Philippines.
Based on a report in PhilStar, the Teachers’ Group asserted that Filipino and Panitikan are more instrumental in instilling the sense of patriotism to the students than the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
According to ACT-Philippines, the decision is another problem in the educational system in the Philippines.
The group cited that the K-12 program also diminished the Philippine History and the Philippine Government & Constitution in college.
Currently, there are still no further information regarding the matter. We’ll keep you posted for updates.