Philippine Higher Education

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“There is no question that Philippine universities and other tertiary institutions have been key channels for economic and social development,” said World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi. “Around the region, there is an increasing recognition that higher education is critical for sustained growth. It can lift productivity and competitiveness by providing the high level skills demanded by the labor market and also by launching the kind of research needed for innovation and growth” . According to the Long-Term Higher Education Development Plan of 1996-2005 of the Commission on Higher Education, higher education harnesses, develops and catalyzes the constructive and productive use of the full potentials and capabilities of Filipino men and…show more content…
It shall accelerate the development of high-level professionals who will search for new knowledge, and provide leadership in the various disciplines required by a dynamic and self-sustaining economy. Higher education shall likewise be used to harness the productive capacity of the country 's human resource base towards international competitiveness (www.rihed.seameo.org). The World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century: Vision and Action and the Framework for Priority Action for Change and Development in Higher Education adopted by the World Conference on Higher Education in 1998 stated that there is an unprecedented demand for and a great diversification in higher education, as well as an increased awareness of its vital importance for sociocultural and economic development, and for building the future, for which the younger generations will need to be equipped with new skills, knowledge and…show more content…
Article 1 of the Declaration elaborated on the function of Instruction which affirms that the core missions and values of higher education, in particular the mission to contribute to the sustainable development and improvement of society as a whole, should be preserved, reinforced and further expanded, namely, to: (a) educate highly qualified graduates and responsible citizens able to meet the needs of all sectors of human activity, by offering relevant qualifications, including professional training, which combine high-level knowledge and skills, using courses and content continually tailored to the present and future needs of society; (b) provide opportunities for higher learning and for learning throughout life, giving to learners an optimal range of choice and a flexibility of entry and exit points within the system, as well as an opportunity for individual development and social mobility in order to educate for citizenship and for active participation in society, with a worldwide vision, for endogenous capacity-building, and for the consolidation of human rights, sustainable development, democracy and peace, in a context of
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