Pursuant to its functions as defined in Sec. 5 (a) of R.A. No. 2382, as amended, otherwise known as the Medical Act of 1959, the Board of Medical Education (BME), after consultation with the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC), has decided to require a uniform admission test, called the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT), to be successfully hurdled by all college graduates seeking admission into the medical schools in the Philippines, beginning the school year 1986-87.
Posted on August 23, 1985
The inclosed policies and standards, approved by this Office upon the recommendation of the Bureau of Higher Education after consultation with representatives from the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP), the Board of Pharmacy, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and the Philippine Pharmaceutical Association, is in support of the New Four-Year Curriculum in Pharmacy Education as embodied in MECS Order No. 34, s. 1984.
Posted on August 22, 1985
Letter of Instruction (LOI) No. 1404 of the President states, “the Philippines is determined to maintain its position as a major supplier of seafarers to world shipping.” It sates further, that “the employment of Filipino seafarers constitutes a major source of foreign exchange earning of the country.”
Posted on August 19, 1985
Pursuant to the provisions of Batas Pambansa Blg. 359 converting the Sagay Municipal High School into a branch of the Iloilo State College of Fisheries and to primarily provide technological and vocational instruction and training in fisheries science, the Iloilo State College of Fisheries Sagay Branch, Sagay, Negros Occidental is hereby granted authority to offer the Three-year Course in Diploma in Fishery Technology beginning the school year, 1985-86.
Posted on August 16, 1985
To improve the distribution of responsibilities in the MECS Central Office, the following amendments of MECS Order No. 13, s. 1985 are hereby announced.
Posted on August 12, 1985
On the basis of the report and recommendation of the Technical Panel for Agricultural Education, authority is hereby granted to the Southern Leyte Agro-Fishery Technical Institute to operate the four-year Bachelor of Agricultural Technology course, subject to strict compliance with the minimum standards provided in MEC Order No. 24, s. 1981 within the SY 1985-86.
Posted on August 8, 1985
MECS Order No. 6, s. 1984, insofar as Inspection Fee is concerned, is hereby clarified as indicated below: The rate of Inspection Fee of P500.00 shall be collected for each course applied for, whether it be for permit or for recognition. This amends paragraph No. 5 of Circular No. 12, s. 1966 of the former Bureau of Private Schools.
Posted on July 31, 1985
Civic welfare service (CWS) is authorized by P.D. No. 1706 (the National Service Law) as a substitute for preparatory military training. The design and implementation of CWS has been assigned to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports under the Rules and Regulations implementing P.D. No. 1706. This document represents the consolidated rules and regulations governing the limited piloting of CWS.
Posted on July 22, 1985
The importance of providing our children with all the opportunities for their fullest development during their early years through preschool education has long been recognized. In this regard, the Ministry has been encouraging the public sector to organize preschool classes as provided in BPS Memorandum No. 25, s. 1971.
Posted on July 8, 1985
In order to ensure the quality of graduate education, this Ministry hereby adopts a collegial consultation policy regarding action on application to open graduate schools/programs. In this connection and upon representation of the Philippine Association of Graduate Education (PAGE), the Regional Director shall endeavor to consult the concerned PAGE regional chapter in evaluating each application to operate a graduate school/program or additional major.
Posted on July 1, 1985