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‘Instant Doctorate Degrees’ report very alarming: CHED

‘Instant Doctorate Degrees’ report very alarming: CHED

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) expressed alarm over reports about “instant doctorate degrees” allegedly being offered by a university.

“This report of an instant Ph.D. [doctor of philosophy] is very alarming and prejudicial to the international reputation of our Philippine HEIs. CHED will not condone any violation of existing laws and regulations, autonomous or not,” he said.

De Vera said Adamson University is considered autonomous, but, they can still look into the matter.

“Although Adamson is free from regular monitoring of CHED as an autonomous institution, CHED may conduct investigation activities in case of reports of a general erosion of quality and/or gross violation of laws, rules, and regulations that adversely affect the good standing of the PHEI as a reputable educational institution,” he added.

Earlier, Adamson University released a statement in response to the issue.

“In light of the recent news, Adamson University strongly denounces the malicious claim perpetrated by certain sectors in Hunan province, China on the Ph.D. degrees obtained by Shaoyang College faculty members from Adamson University,” the school said.

It added that the school “strictly adheres” to CHED’s guidelines, especially the requisition of a six-term residency, highlighting its “stringent verification procedure.”

In the said report, a certain Peng Xilin, said to be Shaoyang University party secretary, was fired for rehiring 22 teachers who allegedly finished their doctorate at Adamson University for only 28 months.

It added that around USD27 million was spent by the Chinese school official to finance teachers who allegedly earned an “instant Ph.D.”

9 thoughts on “‘Instant Doctorate Degrees’ report very alarming: CHED”

  1. Even some schools in the province. May ganyan. 110k or 120k for a an instant Masters or PhD degree. Nakakalungkot lang kasi they are after promotions not learning and research purposes.

  2. This is very prevalent in Isabela! May kilala akong principal and her sister (HT) paid to have their phd at 2 different universities. Yung isa medyo matagal bago siya natapos kasi wala siyang oang bayad. Pero yung principal na nagpa promote ng principal 2 within 1 school year na promote agad at nag phd agad! With the pretext na magbabayad siya at magdadala ng mga iba pang teacher na “mag aaral” din doon kuno (magbabayad) nakakuha siya ng 3 sa eskwelahan namin at iba pa sa ibang eskwelahan. With abuse of power pa silabg 2 sisters da naturang eskwelahan..DAPAT natatangal ang mga ito.

  3. Hindi lang doctorate patin rin masteral.meron din akong kilala.at ang yabang2 pa.akala mu nman pnag hirapan nila yong natapos nila.

  4. Dapat kasi ni-rereview na ang policy pertaining to doctorate and masteral program. Dapat may parang may board exam din yan na hindi control ng university or college offering the program. Kasi ang compre yung mismong school man din ang may control diyan, so kahina hinala tlga. Ang mangyayari diyan kung hindi maagapan ang sistemang niyan, ay magiging mababa ang pagtingin ng society sa mga doctorate degree holder. Kumbaga wala lang..

  5. If full load each sem may 12 units ka. Ang isang sem is 5 months, Sa summer naman 9 units. So in a 12-month Sch year cycle may 33 units ka. For a PhD, typically 60 units ang required academic units. In 2 school year cycle (that is 24 months may 66 units ka na). So how does it qualify as an express PhD if nakumpleto mo lahat ng requirements in 28
    Months?

    1. Yun din iniisip ko, Kasi ako kung di lang po nahirapan in two years time naka graduate na ako ng masters o mas maaga pa. With PhD kaya Naman po talaga lalo magaling ka at di Rin kapos sa resources.

  6. HAYYY NAKU NOON PA YAN .. MAY SCHOOL NGA TAKE HOME ANG COMPREHENSIVE EXAM… MAY STATISTICIAN NA…. MAY LIBRO NA … BAYARAN MO LANG…. NASA ATIN NA YAN… KUNG GUSTO TALAGA NATIN MATUTO O HINDI .. ANG TITULONG ED D. O PH D AY HINDI NATIN NADADALA SA HUKAY… RIP LANG NAMAN ANG NAKALAGAY DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH YUN LANG BAKIT BA I PEPEKE PA ANG PHD O ED D

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