About a week ago, I finally took my GED test. Some of you might be wondering why I would take a GED test when I already graduated high school in the Philippines. Well, I completed high school back when they had a K10 system in place, now they have a K12 system. Apparently, if I […]
School in the Philippines
In many ways, going to school in the Philippines is much the same as going to school anywhere else in the world.
In other ways it is very different.
The school year in the Philippines starts in June and runs through March, which is different from most of the rest of the world.
Another big difference in the Philippines is that which school you attend could be important for the rest of your life. If you go to the "right" school, it can help you achieve success in the Philippines. People who are in positions where they can decide who is hired in companies tend to prefer to hire people who attended these "right" schools, and so if you went to school there, it can be much to your benefit.
Read the archived articles below to learn about schooling in the Philippines.
Also, if you are a student thinking of studying in the Philippines, read our Student Life archives. This is kind of a diary of a foreign student who studied college in the Philippines.
Well, it is already March! That means a couple of things that are different here than in other parts of the world!
Firstly, it is now summer! That’s right, it is summer in the Philippines! Summer here starts in March and runs through around the beginning to middle of June. That means that school is out for the year, and a new school year will be starting in June.
When the kids are home from school, other things change in the Philippines too! For one thing, the Internet changes a lot! The Internet? You are probably wondering what changes about the Internet. Well, like I said, starting this month, the kids are out of school. They are home all day, or if not at home a lot of them are in Internet Cafes around the country. Imaging thousands (millions?) of kids playing bandwidth intensive computer games all around the country! Well, imagine further just how much of the (already limited) Philippine Internet bandwidth is consumed by those kids all playing video games! Let me just say that for those in the Philippines who already have a troublesome Internet connection, it can become almost unusable during the summer months.
Going back to school in a foreign country after a full career and after being retired a few years sure is interesting. It’s a mixed bag of “do I really want to be a student again?”, “ummm…. how bad will the language barrier be?” and “well hell, I can pull this off for the money”. […]
In most countries this is an easy question. In the Philippines as well as other Asian countries this can be a little harder to answer. Bob and I have talked several times about something I have been doing that makes that question a little harder to answer. He said I could talk about it in […]
Not really. Today was my brother’s report card day at school, and since Mom was out of town, I went to his school to get the card. It’s been a while since I’ve been there, I’ve passed by it quite a few times, but I was interested in the changes since I was inside last. […]
This week in driver’s ed, we had a class on buying cars, insuring them, credit scores, etc. We were asked to select a car from some used car magazines handed out that we would buy (I chose a 94 Nissan Sentra if anyone asks). After that, we had to calculate interest and all that. At […]