CHED orders closure of 2 PMI maritime courses

Posted at 10/21/2011 8:29 PM | Updated as of 10/22/2011 11:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ordered the phase out of 2 maritime courses offered by the PMI Colleges.

Effective second semester of school year 2011-2012, the BS Marine Transportation (BSMT) and BS Marine Engineering (BSMarE) programs of PMI Colleges in its Manila and Quezon City campuses were ordered closed.

This is due to the failure of the school to comply with the standards of the programs, in accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), and CHED requirements.

“Thus, no new students shall be admitted to the said programs, and the students of the other year levels shall be transferred to other CHED compliant and recognized programs that shall accept said students,” according to the public notice signed by CHED Executive Director IV Atty. Julito Vitriolo.
 
The commission approved the closure through Resolution No. 092-2011, as amended by Resolution No. 139-2011, during its 372nd Regular Commission en Banc (CEB) meeting last May.

Likewise, the commission denied the school’s Motion for Reconsideration on the CEB’s action in its 379th Regular Commission Meeting held last September, citing the “series of deficiencies committed, which the institution failed to fully rectify since 2006 to 2011”.

“This Notice shall not affect graduating students of PMI in the above courses for AY 2011-2012,” it added.