EDITORIAL - Another Talisay City College mess
(The Freeman) - March 22, 2015 - 12:00am

It's graduation season once again and across the country, thousands of new graduates would soon be looking forward to embarking on job hunting, as they prepare to join the growing ranks of our young professionals.

Whether joining the local labor force or trying their luck overseas, the door is wide open for the new graduates as they rush to land employment in the hope of providing support to their families. With their diploma, the future really looks bright.

But what happened if the diploma they heavily rely upon as ticket to success turns out to be just a useless piece of paper? Of course, that would be a disaster knowing the sacrifices they had gone through.

This question emerged in light of another controversy now hounding the Talisay City College. The Commission on Higher Education has discovered that the school offers some degree programs without its approval.

CHED-7 said these programs - Bachelor of Science in Hospital Management, Master in Public Administration and Master of Arts in Education - are being offered and the city-run school has yet to comply with the requirements.

CHED-7 supervising education program specialist Josefina Ronquillo said TCC has 90 days to comply with the requirements. Failure to do so would mean heavy penalty or closure for the controversial school. 

TCC officials should have a lot of explaining to do about the matter. Talisaynons have the very right to know why the school offers those programs despite the lack of requirements from authorities.

Of course, CHED-7 should also do its part by launching an investigation into the matter. The agency should also explain why it failed to monitor the school and why it took a long time for it to discover the anomaly. 

Whether there is collusion between some CHED-7 personnel and the school officials is for the agency to find out. If proven there was really conspiracy, then heads should roll.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE CHED EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT JOSEFINA RONQUILLO PROGRAMS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MASTER OF ARTS SCHOOL TALISAY CITY COLLEGE TALISAYNONS
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