Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: July 15, 2005


CONSIDERING the number of schools in every nook and cranny of the archipelago, the Commission on Higher Education (Ched), the agency tasked to monitor and ensure the quality of tertiary educational institutions, can only do so much.

A recent study conducted from January to November 2004 by the British Council, an international organization that promotes educational opportunities and cultural relations, showed that Ched has been having problems imposing its mandate due to internal lapses, political meddling, and the commercialization of education.

Investing in business education

THERE is a growing belief that a bachelor’s degree is not enough to get a good employment nowadays. And while there is a growing interest in taking post-graduate courses in nursing or psychology in the country, the demand for a business degree is constantly on the rise.

According to Dr. Michael Anthony Vasco, faculty secretary of the Graduate School, more companies would prefer to employ Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree holders.

“They even send their rank and file to take post-graduate studies in business administration,” Vasco said.

Finding the right formula

AS THE other colleges in the University modify their curriculum, certain colleges like the Faculty of Civil Law, Faculty of Engineering and the College of Science are preparing major curricular changes for next school year.

According to Civil Law Dean Augusto Aligada Jr., there is a proposal to form a board of legal education, which will remove all law colleges from the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DepEd). The new board will be directly under the Supreme Court.

This will enable the Faculty of Civil Law to change its curriculum anytime.


THE EVOLUTION of society and industry will constantly demand the improvement of the quality of education. And like any school, UST has to keep up with the times.

Recent reports show that all colleges in UST have made modifications on their curriculum except for the Faculty of Civil Law, Faculty of Engineering, and College of Science, which are all preparing for major changes that will be implemented next school year. However, The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery did not disclose information regarding any new changes to their curriculum. (See Sidebar)

Pag-aaral sa kalusugan inilahad

SIYAM na Tomasinong mananaliksik at dalawang bisitang siyentipiko ang naglahad ng kanilang pag-aaral sa UST and Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering Symposium noong Hunyo 22 sa Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium.

Cyber espionage

You are purchasing an item in E-bay when suddenly a pop-up window—”WARNING, your computer may be at risk.”—blocks your view. You do exactly what is suggested, clicking “OK”, completely unaware that you just might have only made matters worse.

General education courses standardized

THE UNIVERSITY has standardized the general education courses for Filipino, History, Literature, Spanish, and English this semester in an effort to address problems in crediting minor subject grades when shifting courses.

Department of General Education director Dr. Nancy Eleria said some minor subjects that a student-shifter has taken are not credited when transferring to another college or faculty of the University because syllabi vary per college or faculty.

Fifth state of matter

Is there really a fifth state of matter?
From Ian Carlo Lictawa, BS Applied Physics

There really is a legitimate fifth state of matter called “superfluid.”

UST computer system on guard

THE UNIVERSITY’S computer network system, like any other computer network, has never been free of infectious spywares. This is why the UST Data Center makes sure that the computers are well-guarded.

The usual malicious software (malware) the UST Data Center detects are adwares or pop-up advertisements, and UST’s computers are well-equipped with anti-malware programs.

Swindlers foiled in attempt

THREE suspected swindlers allegedly posing as fraternity members were caught by security personnel inside the University at around 6 p.m. last July 4.

Suspects Jeffrey Arcan, 28, Marvin Garcia and Mike Mallari, both 18, presented themselves to freshmen Ehrlichristian Cuaresma and Khris Marlowe Violago from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Jacy Jimenez, a student from De La Salle University, as members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity in separate incidents on the same day.