The Manila Times College (TMTC) and Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) will offer a dual-degree program for their students starting this summer.
The memorandum of agreement for the program was signed on Friday. Students from the two schools can cross enroll for the undergraduate degrees they want to pursue.
MLQU President Eduardo de los Angeles said the program provides MLQU practicum students the chance “to actually get hands-on experience. And this we can get with the tie-up now with The Manila Times College and also for them to be exposed to how a newspaper actually operates.”
“We are really very glad that we have entered into this MOA,” de los Angeles said.
TMTC President Dr. Isagani Cruz said MLQU students can also take advantage of the college’s student-exchange tie-ups with schools abroad.
“We have student-exchange programs in Thailand and in Germany but the students will have to shoulder the expense.
Thailand is very near, so the fare and cost of living are relatively cheaper,” said Cruz.
He said the double-degree program is the future trend in education.
“Unlike in Europe where dual-degree program started during the 90’s, here in the Philippines, it’s still at its infancy stage and TMTC is starting this trend,” Cruz said.
Witnessing the signing of the agreement at Angeles’ office in Makati City were Dante Ang, Chairman Emeritus of The Manila Times and Erlinda Dejarme, Dean of MLQU’s School of Education, Arts and Sciences.