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GenSan city council endorses alternative college education

The 20th Sanggunian Panlungsod of General Santos City on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for the final passage of a bill seeking to institutionalize the expanded tertiary education equivalency and accreditation program in the Philippines.

City Councilor Jane Rivera, who pushed for the measure, said with the program, students in the city who are working can now earn school credits necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree.

She said the alternative schooling program can also benefit professionals who have not graduated from college but have already been working for at least five years to obtain a degree without going through traditional schooling methods.

Under Senate Bill 1908 or the proposed Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program Act (ETEEAP), work experience will be evaluated and converted to creditable educational units to reduce the number of subjects that a working professional has to earn to obtain a degree.

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