Letter to the CHED Central Office

The following letter has been sent to us through email from a group of students of AMA Makati.

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11 August 2008

 

The Director

Office of Programs and Standards

CHED Central Office

Pasig City

 

 

Sir/Madam:

 

We are currently enrolled students on different degree programs of AMA Computer College  – Makati Campus located at 5486 Pres. Sergio Osmena Highway, Cor. Gen. Tinio St., Bangkal, Makati City.

 

We just want to raise some issues here regarding our course offerings as to whether or not our respective programs are recognized by the CHED.

 

First, some of us are BSA students and yet we don’t have a CPA instructor, not even one. We have accounting courses but the one who is handling these is not  a CPA but a management graduate. He does not have any master’s degree in the related field. And three weeks have passed already, we still don’t have a teacher substitute for our former teacher because he was terminated from his job.  For many years, there is no passer of the CPA Board Exam here at AMA Makati. Currently, we only have two teachers who teach in the College of Business Administration and Accountancy. We wonder why the school is operating BSBA and BSA programs in spite of the lack of qualified and competent teachers in the college and with only two teachers.

 

Second, the school is currently operating Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. But the reality is this: There is only one instructor for the entire trimester and on the previous trimesters and she doesn’t have any master’s degree in the field; they don’t have equipments such as camera, videocam, etc; for every subject, they only meet once a week although subjects are equivalent to 3 units; the students do not learned much because of this; no activities are being conducted for the enhancement of MASSCOM students, etc.

 

Third, instructors here are teaching subjects which are not their areas of specialization. We always complain for our teachers who do not know what they are talking about in class.  We have instructors who are management graduate and yet they are teaching Turbo C, Foreign Language, Java Programming, computer fundamentals.

 

Fourth, AMA Makati has a graduate school – but only in name. No classes are being conducted. We pay thousands of pesos for every trimester but to our dismay, no classes are being held. And after the trimester, we received our grades. And that’s all. We do not learn. We just meet our instructors once or twice in a trimester just for the sake of introducing each other’s name. One student asked for a legal advice from her lawyer. The lawyer sent a demand letter to the school asking for the reimbursement of the tuition fees because it was already in the middle of the tri and still there was no classes. This is a perennial problem here. Ask the MSCS graduates of AMA Makati and they will affirm this claim of ours.

 

Fifth issue is about the NSTP. From what we know, we should meet three (3) hours a week but the reality is, we only meet 1.5 hours per week.

 

Sixth, the classroom size is beyond what is required. There are classes that have 80 students on it; 70 students; 50 students. In our class, we have 70 students. Examples of these classes are first year students’ classes. During our computer laboratory hours, two or three students share one computer. They told us before that there is one PC for every one student, but it didn’t come into reality.

 

Seventh, many of our teachers are teaching different subjects beyond what is required. My mother, who is a college professor, told me that a teacher should only have 3 preparations, and at most is only 4, in all cases. But our teachers here have 10 preparations; some have 6, 7, 8, and 9. They always have overload of subjects like 37 hours a week because there is no available teacher. The effect is that they find it difficult to teach us the necessary things. We failed to maximize the learning.

 

And lastly, the first trimester will end on August 23, 2008 and yet, we still don’t have teachers in several subjects and evening classes such as Trigonometry and many others.

 

We humbly ask the Office of Programs and Standards to conduct an investigation in AMA Makati as soon as possible to check all these things. We are the ones who are first being affected. We choose to remain anonymous in this letter because we are afraid that the administration will find fault on us.

 

Thank you so much.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

CONCERNED STUDENTS OF AMA MAKATI

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8 Responses

  1. First are you a undergrad student or graduate studies student? because for your reason No 3. its sounds like you know something about the grad school? or if you are undergraound whose currently the teacher/instructor giving you info about this issues…. aren’t you should be bothered whoever sends this may cause a big impact to FACULTY MEMBERS taking masters….. they will be automatically turned out the suspect of all this information are you willing to take the risk for those innocent FACULTY MEMBERS to be at risk and be the apple of the eye by the ADMIN?…..

    Seconds the claims are confusing now it sounds like you are undergrad student having info about the NSTP and FACULTY LOADING i mean who among FACULTY MEMBERS will let there students knows there faculty loading?

    Like you we are also concerned about the situation but IF YOU ARE A FACULTY MEMBER REVEAL YOURSELF so everybody will recognize that all these claims are true and please do not put a risk all the INNOCENT FACULTY MEMBERS …. IF YOU ARE STUDENTS reveal youselves whoever you are like what was written to the claims SOME of us are BSA STUDENTS are you sure your are undergrad students?

    I’m not against you we just want to clarify things which are posted here because people in ADMIN may judge automatically to these issue and find another suspects and they will conclude that BSA STUDENTS ARE TOTALLY INVOLVED to this issues…. don’t put them on a risk…….

    If this accusations are true show enough evidences so we may know….. Thanks

  2. We humbly ask the Office of Programs and Standards to conduct an investigation in AMA Makati as soon as possible to check all these things. We are the ones who are first being affected. We choose to remain anonymous in this letter because we are afraid that the administration will find fault on us.

    We deeply understand you remain anonymously to the said letter but this ( because we are afraid that the administration will find fault on us). it sound alarming to those readers why? because what fault is that why are you all guys afraid it means you did something wrong as well like them? if you never done anything wrong why will you be afraid? i mean you are students or i guess you are one of the FACULTY MEMBERS as well?

    you think if you will be afraid readers will believe this aclaims?

    DON’t BE AFRAID IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE!!!!!

  3. my point ka marideth…. i’m sure we are all after to the safety of those people who are really (few) innocent…

  4. blog owner paki kabit narin eto sa mga links mo..

    http://tipidpc.com/viewtopic.php?tid=151488&page=1

  5. excuse me po i posted here last week regarding the article but where is it? tinanggal nyo ba? akala ko kc pantay ang sistema sa blog site na e2…. teka mukhang pinipili ata kung ano ang dapat i post…. wag nman sana…

  6. ahhh,, student din ako ng ama n hindi naka grad dahil sa kanila…. nakalimutan nyo ata i include yung student-teacher relationship,, dami kasi e, halos lahat ng major instructor. diba hindi pwede yun pero pwede sa ama at lantaran pa.

  7. sa lahat ng nagpost dito. alam nyo naman ang totoo. wag nyo na ideny. at para sa mga students. bago kayo magenroll sa school, alamin nyo muna yung background para hinde nyo pagsisihan na nagenroll kayo dito… at wag nyong sayangin ang pera nyo. magtransfer na kayo habang maaga pa.

  8. yup yung student teacher relationship lantaran talaga. naranasan ko na rin magkasubject dyan na walang idea ang teacher kung pano ituturo ang subject at eto pa malupit dito Filipino subject tapos yung prof namin Bisaya. sinabi nya samin na hindi daw sya masyado marunong sa tagalog so tinuturuan kame ng Filipino gamit ang English language! lupit noh.

    at eto pa bastos magsalita ang dean. ok lang naman kung bakla sya pero sana lang para galangin sya ng tao pigil pigilan naman nya ang bibig nya. tulad pag may mga meeting ng students may announcments di nya maiwasan magsalita ng hindi maganda. ok lang para sakin kung magjoke sya nang ganun pero pano pa namin sya gagalangin kung ganun sya. at biro mo dean’s night nakapalda. respetuhin muna nya sarili nya bago namin bigay respect nya.

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