Tuesday, June 19, 2007

//News// Local trade union wants close monitoring of nursing schools

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) wants the government to closely monitor nursing school across the country to protect students from sub-standard education.

The TUCP, in a statement, said enrollment in nursing schools continue to surge. Enrollment this school year in more than 400 nursing schools have jumped by 30% to 632,108 students from 486,233 last year.

TUCP spokesman Alex Aguilar urged the Commission on Higher Education to closely monitor schools and step up their drive against schools that act merely as "diploma mills".

Aguilar also called for improved regulation of the local nursing eligibility examination to protect its integrity

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