DO 50, s. 1988 – Technical and Vocational Institutions Meeting Minimum Standards under DECS Memorandum No. 47 Authorized to Offer Technology Courses Embodied in DECS Order Nos. 56, 59 and 63 s. 1987
To: Bureau Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Vocational S2chool Superintendents/Administrators
- On the basis of school self-assessment undertaken by school administration and the faculty using the self-evaluation instruments embodied in DECS Memorandum No. 147, s. 1987, verified and certified by DECSRO, BTVE and Technical Panel (TPTVE) Evaluation Team and recommended by Regional Directors to the Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports, the schools listed in the inclosure are hereby authorized to offer the technology courses embodied in DECS Order Nos. 56, 59 and 60, s. 1987.
- This authority is issued on condition that the schools shall:
- Gradually phase out the present courses being offered starting school year 1988-89;
- Re-train their faculty on the various requirements of the new technology courses;
- Undertake the institutional survey of local agro-industrial establishments and various local establishments to determine the need of graduates equipped with specific technology skills for self-employment and for entrepreneurial employment;
- Maintain satisfactory standards in physical facilities, laboratory and basic tools and equipment and library books and references required for every course to be offered;
- Allocate sufficient funds from the current budget (1988-89) for the purchase of consumable materials needed in instruction; and
- Install a career guidance and placement services re-oriented on the kind of services it shall render to the students.
- A team composed of representatives from the Bureau, the Technical Panel and the DECSRO shall monitor all schools authorized to offer the new courses and assist in the implementation seeing to it that the minimum standards are met and specific funds for instruction and OJT are available for the program to be offered.
- The technical and vocational institutions classified under the tertiary level are listed by category in the inclosure. Only the Category I institutions are authorized to offer the new courses effective the first semester of the school year 1988-89.
- Technical and vocational schools (public/private) whose self-assessment have not been verified by the Evaluation Team are encouraged to realign their resources and are encouraged to send their faculty for upgrading to the National Center for Teacher Education and Staff Development (NCTESD) at Marikina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Marikina, Metro Manila. Additional list of qualified institutions shall be released in a succeeding DECS Order after the Evaluation Team shall have verified the result of the self-assessment.
- Private technical institution duly recognized by the government with courses that are qualified for voluntary accreditation shall implement the new programs embodied in this Order. Other public and private technical and vocational schools not covered by this Order shall continue to offer their present post-secondary programs until such time that they meet the conditions enumerated in paragraph 2 of this Order to offer the new courses.
- Strict compliance with this Order by all concerned is enjoined.
Incl.: As stated
Reference: MECS Orders Nos. 56, 59 and 63, s. 1987
MECS Memorandum No. 147, s. 1987
Allotment: 1-3—(M.O. 1-87)
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