By: Alvin Murcia - JOurnal online
TO further improve the quality of education in the country the Pinoy Ladderized Education Program (Pinoy-LEP) will be implemented jointly by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The agreement of the two government agencies was stipulated in Executive Order No. 358, which calls for close coordination between TESDA under Secretary Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco and CHED Secretary Romulo Neri.
The joint effort was focused mainly in improving the Technical-Vocational Education and Training of the students.
The two agencies agreed that all courses in the tertiary level in 2008-2009 should be based on the ladderized program, particularly Computer Operations/Proficiency, English Proficiency for Call Center Agents as a standard Tech-Voc qualification for every BS degree program.
Under the law, the level of knowledge of every student should be improved to ensure that they will have a brighter future because they are well prepared.
To ensure that only qualified students can avail of the said program Syjuco is pushing for the computerization program for an on-line verification of all documents and establishment of a data base for quick access.