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CHED Will Finally Close Down Nursing Review Centers Not Compliant with EO 566

May 20, 2008 · Filed Under In the news · 4 Comments 

It seems that the Philippine Government is now fed up with embarassing professional board exams results that shocked the country and the international community as well in recent years.  This is primarily triggered by the fiasco that happened in the 2006 Nursing Board Exams.

Yesterday, Executive Director William Medrano, an official of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) admitted that debilitating impact of fly-by-night review centers to the Professional Regulation Commissions exam results could have been avoided had the industry been regulated by the agency.

The admission was made after the Northcap Nursing Review Center incident we blogged yesterday.

If it had been regulated, then there will be no fly-by-night-schools or problems with review centers, he said.

He further cited that the recent scam in the Civil Engineering Board Exam last Nov. 2007 that resulted to the re-examination of two subjects could be prevented if review centers were under strict monitoring and supervision of CHED.

Last month, CHED Executive Director Atty. Julito Vitriolo already warned all review centers (including nursing review centers) and similar entities to comply with Executive Order No. 566 signed by President Gloria Arroyo last September 2006. He said that CHED will no longer extend the deadline for the imposition of EO 566, which mandates independent review centers to integrate with schools to prevent the repeat of questionable Board exams results.

Vitriolo said that their main concern is simply that of guiding the students and parents in enrolling in legitimate and CHED-authorized review centers and not just some fly by night schools. He further that they will not hesitate to close down review centers which would not comply with E.O. 566.

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