CHED notes less preference for agri, fishery courses
- April 21, 2017
- Elsa S. Subong
ILOILO CITY, 20 April (PIA)—Agriculture courses are less preferred by college students for the last decades and this poses challenge for an agricultural country such as the Philippines, according to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Supervising Education Specialist Dr. Rex Casiple said the latest survey of courses popular to students showed Agriculture and Fisheries at the bottom of all other disciplines in higher education.
“This is a great challenge to our higher education institutions, especially the state colleges and universities offering agriculture and fisheries courses,” Casiple said.
Casiple said that the Philippines is an agricultural country with 67 percent of Filipinos still living in the rural areas and get their means of living from agricultural endeavors.
“The agriculture sector plays an important role in national development,” Casiple said.
He went on to say that the sector provides food as well as raw materials to produce other products.
Further, studies also revealed that the exportation of agricultural products is an important source of revenues.
Casiple said that there are one private and 26 public colleges and universities offering Agriculture programs in the region.
“But few students enrolled in these programs because of our bias or perception that Agriculture is a less prestigious degree,” Casiple further said, adding that this attitude is prevalent in rural areas where farming is the main livelihood.
He said that higher education institutions should exert more effort in enticing students to enrol in Agriculture programs to help the country move forward.
For CHED, more scholarships are made available for those wanting to take up Agriculture and Fishery courses. (JCM/ESS/PIA-Iloilo)
ASEAN declares a stronger civil service
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“The declaration highlights the important role of the civil service as drivers of national and regional development towards the achievement of ASEAN goals and aspirations,” Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia de la Rosa-Bala said.
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President Duterte to lead Labor Day rites in Davao
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“We are honored that the President himself will be gracing our main Labor Day celebration," Bello said.
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DOLE reminds employers of pay rules on Labor Day
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Labor Day is celebrated to give recognition and honor to the sacrifices and hard work of our Filipino workingmen.
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 50 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 16, 2016, the labor department issued the rules prescribing the proper payment of wages for regular holidays.
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Taguig City to hold Mega Job Fair on Labor Day
TAGUIG CITY, April 30 (PIA) - The city government of Taguig through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will hold a Mega Job Fair on Labor Day, May 1, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will be held at All Home/Vista Mall along Levi Mariano Avenue, along Levi Mariano Avenue in Barangay Ususan.
Interested applicants are advised to bring their resumé and ballpen. For more inquiries, please call Taguig City’s PESO at 398-5411.
The job fair is part of the 430th Founding Anniversary of Taguig City. (TAGUIG PIO/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)