University Ranking System

University Ranking SystemAfter I graduated High School, I already knew I would be taking up BS Chemical Engineering like my father. I also knew that time that I would go to college at the University of the Philippines Diliman. And when I finally graduated and got my college degree, I was confident that I would pass the board exams. It had something to do with the quality of education I got from school.

Read through the article below from Philstar online. It talks about the government initiating a ranking system to let everyone know where certain schools stand in terms of quality of education. I think it is a good move. Although no ranking system will ever be perfect, partly because we cannot really compare all the schools in an absolutely objective way, it still helps to know which schools are at the bottom of the pack. These schools are to be avoided like the plague.

Ched to come up with university ranking system
By Dennis Carcamo

The Commission on Higher Education (Ched) will come up with a ranking system of the best schools in specific fields of study or discipline, an official said today.

“We may come up (with the ranking system) within the year,” said Ched executive director Julito Vitriolo said in a phone interview.

As of the moment, Vitriolo said Ched is now compiling the licensure examination results on different fields of study in various colleges and universities nationwide.
“We are now compiling the performances of each school in each discipline, which is mostly based on licensure results,” he said.

The results are now stored and collated by the Office of Ched's MIS.

Vitriolo also pointed out that currently, they could not come up with a ranking of the best overall higher learning institutions similar to the world university ranking system, THES-QS (The Times Higher Education-Quacquarelli Simmonds).

He said the problem is the lack of personnel who will look at the parameters and performance of every school.

“We have internal resources but we need a working group to look at the parameters,” he said.

At present, the Philippines has yet to come up with its own ranking system for colleges and universities.

Of the hundreds of colleges and universities in the country, only four – Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas – made it to the top 500 schools worldwide as ranked by THES-QS.

photo credit, ~MVI~


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