HomeArellano University Graduate School Journalvol. 9 no. 1 (2010)

Exploring Relevance and Quality of the Philippine Tertiary Education through a Prism of OFW Phenomenon: Implications to Tertiary Educational Management

Elias Mulenga Sampa

Discipline: Education



In the Philippines, the entire educational system is a public or state function governed by the Education Act of 1982 (PB 232) and supported by the mandates enshrined in the Constitution (1987). The major educational thrusts are framed by the specific provisions of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines: “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all” (Art. XIV, Sec. 1(1). This provision is followed by: “The State … shall establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate, and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people and society” (Art. XIV, Sec. 1(2).