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Dual tech: balancing theory and practice

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To paraphrase a sports-drink ad that has gone viral, “hard work works” if you want to be good at what you do. Of course, you need to have strong fundamentals to begin with. It is rather depressing, therefore, to see that, after all the hard work in school, far too many young people spend far too much time looking for employment, only to be turned away by far too many employers.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Navigating the education-to-employment highway

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Education is not just a means to a job. Rather, it is meant to imbue our youth with purpose and vision, in the words of Inquirer founding chair Eggie Apostol.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Educated, unemployed

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Columnist Randy David is absolutely correct in saying: “The larger problem, as many see it, stems primarily from a mismatch between what the educational system prepares young people for, and the kind of jobs the economy offers. I, too, have always believed that a modern society must promote a coupling of the two systems—but without reducing education to a sheer tool of the economy.”

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Once more into the breach

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Classes begin on Monday. For millions of Filipino families, perhaps no other four innocuous words are as emotion-laden. The opening of classes marks another year of renewed hope that the family will prevail over the trials that come with living in a 21st-century knowledge economy. Once more, parents nationwide will entrust the formation of their children to our education institutions. Driven by perhaps not much more than faith, parents will once more look to our teachers and schools to mold our youth into responsible citizens and prepare them for rewarding careers.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Access, Capacity, Excellence’

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The Eggie Apostol Foundation and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (Ibpap) join all education stakeholders in extending heartfelt congratulations to the Commission on Higher Education on its 20th founding anniversary on May 18.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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