No freshmen students for 32 UP Diliman courses

No freshmen students for 32 UP Diliman courses

- UP Diliman experienced a drastic drop in freshmen students

- 32 courses don’t have any freshmen students

- This was expected with the implementation of the K to 12 program

No freshmen students for 32 UP Diliman courses

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The effects of K to 12 are now felt after a report revealed that 32 courses offered by University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman have no freshmen enrollees. The apparent culprit in this instance was the implementation of K to 12 senior high school program.

The Philippine Collegian, a UP student publication, provided comprehensive information on the 32 courses that didn’t have any freshmen enrollees for the first semester of AY 2016-2017. The following data was derived by said publication from the Office of the University Registrar of UP Diliman.

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College of Arts and Letters

BA Araling Pilipino

BA English Studies

BA English Studies (Literature)

BA Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino

College of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art Education)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpting)

College of Home Economics

BS Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management

College of Music

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Bachelor of Music (Dance)

Bachelor of Music (Piano)

Bachelor of Music (Musicology)

Bachelor of Music (Voice)

Certificate in Music (String)

Certificate in Music (Voice

Certificate in Music (Winds & Percussion)

UP College of Education

Diploma in Creative and Performing Musical Arts (Composition)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (Art Education)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (Communication Arts- English)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (Mathematics)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (Science and Health)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (Special Education)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (Teaching in the Early Grades)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Art Education)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Biology)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Communication Arts- English)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Chemistry)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Mathematics)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Physics)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Special Education)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Social Studies)

College of Engineering

BS Mining Engineering

Three courses had less than 10 first year students. These courses are BS Applied Physics, BA English Literature and Bachelor of Physical Education.

The decrease in the number of freshmen students can be noticed in the drop of the overall freshmen enrollees in UP.

No freshmen students for 32 UP Diliman courses

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In 2015, freshmen students numbered to 4,305. However, as of this year, there were only 807, an apparent difference of 3,498 students.

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Institutions have already expected a drop in enrollment, especially in incoming freshmen students. In UP alone, the number of those who took the UPCAT dropped drastically. In 2014, there were 87,000 who took the test, while in 2015, less than 10,000 took the test, where 1,558 passed. This also showed a huge difference from previous years where passers would be between 12,000 and 13,000.

Since the drop in enrollment will most likely affect professors teaching the concerned subjects, the administration of UP encourages them to pursue graduate degrees whether abroad or in the university. – SD, Kami Media

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