Wesleyan to implement new curriculum in SY 2018-2019

November 20, 2017

As a result of the two-day Wesleyan Curriculum Summit last November 16 and 17, it was decided that new curricula for the different programs will be implemented starting the opening of School Year 2018-2019 in August next year.

Commission on Higher Education Region III Chief Education Specialist Lora Yusi, in her summit keynote speech, tackled the challenges and issues of the new educational system in the coming years in the light of the full implementation of the K to 12 program.

She identified six issues that will mold the higher education landscape. Among these are the collegiate entry of the first batch of senior high school graduates; implementation of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNIFAST); enforcement of the new General Education Curriculum; revision of Policies, Standards and Guidelines (PSGs) for each college programs; strict enforcement of the outcomes and typology based quality assurance; and upgrading of standards to fit the Philippine Qualifications Framework and ASEAN Qualifications Framework.

She explained that what is needed to overcome these problems is to collaborate, saying, “None of us is as smart as all of us. No one can whistle a symphony. No one knows everything, but each one knows something.”

Further, Yusi asked everybody to do the little “extras” such as extra effort and extra time in dealing with the issues.

She asked the participants of the Curriculum Summit break-out sessions to “innovate, create and relate.”

Meanwhile, the Wesleyan administration is set to to stage a syllabus writing workshop as a follow up to the Curriculum Summit upon the recommendation of Yusi. ###