• CHED shuts down 218 nursing schools, programs


    THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has closed down 218 out of the 491 nursing schools and programs nationwide because of their consistent poor performance in the licensure examinations administered by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC).

    However, CHED’s executive director Julito Vitriolo declined to identify the names of the schools since 77 of these institutions have appealed their cases.

    In line with the crackdown on substandard higher education institutions (HEIs), CHED is also monitoring the performance of HEIs in Marine Engineering, as 51 out of 91 HEIs have been ordered to close down. Meanwhile, 44 out of 91 HEIs that offer Marine Transportation were likewise told to stop operating.

    According to Vitriolo, these schools failed to meet government regulations on the quality of their faculty and facilities. He added that some schools offer courses which seem to be popular among students, or those which require a minimal investment, thereby compromising the quality of education.

    CHED is also monitoring the performance of HEIs that offer Criminology, Teacher Education, Information Technology, Business Administration, and Hotel and Restaurant Management. Due to the large number of schools offering these courses, these programs will no longer be offered in newly established institutions.

    Students who wish to inquire about the status of schools they have enrolled in may call the CHED hotline 441-1228.


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    1. ernesto albay on

      its sad to see how education in our country being acquire. Do we still have a quality grauates that we used to produce that we can compete internationally. We have so many schools that its like a mushrooms that sprout to nowhere. Does our goverment really look after the welfare of every individual.

      Hoping the goverment must determine what are the needs of industries in our country as well as the needs for overseas employemnt. We need not to produce quantity but quality that we are proud of that nationally as well as internationally. We need to anticipate our program in the education in coordination with the industry that our needs will be served.

      Let us hope that we have to limit the number of schools that operate, its only in the philippines where you can find number of schools that operate. Just try to go and observed other countries if the situation are the same as our country.

      I love to see our citizens to be educated in a manner that they will reap success in the future. Let us not use the school to for our interest as a business.

    2. felimon Salvador on

      Huli na ang lahat,,,almost a million nurses na sa atin sa Pilipinas ngayon na walang trabaho. (Jobless) Ika nga ,,Sana lahat ng nursing schools sa Pilipinas pina sirado na,Bakit may tinira pa?.Sus Ginoo ko.