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Top accountancy schools in the Philippines 2010
CHED, PRC bare top accountancy schools
July 2, 2010
By Hannibal C. Talete
MANILA, July 1 – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Thursday released the list of higher education institutions (HEIs) that ranked above the national passing average of 39.52 percent based on the results of the May 2010 Accountancy Licensure Examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
CHED chairman Dr. Emmanuel Angeles said the release of the list of top school in accountancy program was part of CHED’s collaborative effort with PRC and its commitment to monitor and evaluate schools’ performance and ensure the delivery of quality education in the country.
He also said it was also a major step in informing parents and students of the quality of education of the HEIs offering such program.
Records of the PRC- Education Statistics Task Force listed the top three accountancy schools in the country with more than a hundred but less than nine hundred ninety-nine takers as the University of Santo Tomas (UST), 77.03; Saint Louis University (SLU), 49.09; and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)– Main – Sta. Mesa Campus with 44.82.
On the other hand, the top 20 accountancy schools with 10 ninety-nine takers are De La Salle University-Manila, 98.44; University of Saint La Salle; 90; University of Batangas, 83.33; Xavier University,82.35; Notre Dame of Midsayap College, 81.82; Central Luzon State University, 79.17; San Beda College, 77.27; Asia Pacific College, 73.33; University of Saint-Louis-Tuguegarao, 70.59;
University of the Philippines – Visayas-Tacloban City, 70; Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sto. Tomas, 66.67; Divine Word College of Calapan, 66.67; Mariano Marcos State University-Batac, 63.64; Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, 63.64;
University of San Carlos, 62.32; University of Baguio, 61.90; University of the Philippines-Visayas-Iloilo City, 60.87; Holy Angel University, 60.53; University of Mindanao-Davao City, 55.88; Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, 54.55; Central Philippine University, 54.29; Ateneo De Davao University, 54.29; and Holy Name University (Divine Word-Tagbilaran), 53.57.
The release of list top schools in accountancy program came after Aquino, during his inaugural speech after taking his oath as the 15th president of the country last Wednesday, named Dr. Patricia Licuanan as new CHED chair saying that the agency was sleeping on the job.
Aquino, ordered Licuanan, president of Miriam College, to properly address the problem in higher education sector particularly in nursing education.
Aquino did not hide his dismay on the performance of more than half of the country’s nursing schools, posting a record of below the national passing average as earlier disclosed by Angeles.
Earlier, Angeles also bared that in a seven-year period (2001-2008) the number of flankers in Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) – administered licensure exams exceeded the number of board passers by as much as 1.42 million or about 64 percent.
This means that only 808, 884 (36.35 percent) out of the 2, 225, 571 examinees for the period has passed the test.
The problem, he said is compounded by the fact that of the existing 1, 741 HEI's in the country, only 50 or 3 percent have good facilities.
Angeles earlier told reporters that he was ready to step down as CHED chair, claiming that he already submitted his report on the state of the country’s higher education sector to Malacanang.
Angeles took over the CHED post from Romulo Neri at the height of ZTE-national broadband deal. (PNA)