I have written some of my views on education in the Philippines, but there are still many things to discuss, and today it's my breakfast topic.
Education is a BIG business in the Philippines.
You will see here some of the oldest colleges and universities.
Many foreigners go here to study. They say it's a lot cheaper to study here than there country. Cheaper to them, but for the average Filipino it's not.
Education in the Philippines is not only a necessity but a luxury as well.
You will find Roman Catholic, and Christian's schools and university here. These schools offer the very expensive study there is. Tuition fee ranging from 18,000 pesos a year to 5,000 pesos a month it's a fortune to study in these schools.
While the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo priority is to build publics schools and gives free tuition fee, most private schools on the other hand are increasing in numbers. Just like the malls, private schools are booming like mushrooms.
Think about this:
A business anchored to education is likely to succeed.
Next to buying a house, education is the most prepared expenses of a family.
Everyday, like food, money is allotted for education.
Even the poorest of family, education is still the number two priority for expenses.
There's a common though among the Pilipino parents
"igagapang ko ang pag aaral mo." (I will crawl for you to continue your study)
The eagerness of parents for there child study is mightier than a sword.
By these sense education in the Philippines will surely prosper.
On the lighter side:
Who do you think charges the highest tuition fee?
Schools that is own by churches.