WEBCAST: No CHED Permit!
Friday, October 08, 2004
Ched 11 awaits clarification of AMA to student complaints
* Ched 11 chief Reynaldo T. Peña says they were not informed of webcast system implementation
THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) 11 is still awaiting clarification from the AMA Computer College (Amacc) Davao campus administrator regarding the ongoing students rally before holding a dialogue between the two parties.
Ched 11 director Reynaldo T. Peña said their office received a letter of complaint from the Amacc students stating three reasons for their protest actions.
These are: the 30-day preventive suspension of four regular teachers; the implementation of webcast system--an online mode of teaching; and unresolved issues regarding miscellaneous fees.
"Hihintayin muna namin ang sagot ng administrator and then we will have a meeting together with the students," Peña said.
He, however, said Ched has no jurisdiction over the suspension of some teachers in the Amacc.
"Sakop na ng Dole (Department of Labor and Employment) 'yan at hindi kami makikialam niyan," Peña said.
Peña said the Amacc did not inform their office about the implementation of webcast system.
He, howver, said, there is nothing wrong with the implementation of the webcast system as long as this will only be supplementary to the course.
"Kung solely webcasting ang klase instead na supplementary lang dapat siya, then that is already considered distance learning and the school needs to get a permit from the Ched," Peña said.
Peña recognized the objective of the Amacc administration to provide their students with additional e-learning but this also has disadvantages to the students.
"Iba pa rin kasi 'yung may live interaction between students and teachers," he added. (AAG)
From this article, it seems to be that The AMA WEBCAST in Davao and probably the other branches is illegal.. why? Teachers that handled NSTP and subjects where the webcast was implemented was fired.. Ito ay upang makatipid ang AMA.. This means that the webcast is not supplementary to the subject but rather a form of distant learning to replace the teachers which has no permit from CHED and is therefore illegal.. right?