Filipino students may now be able to earn Philippine-UK double and dual
degrees while in the Philippines, partially spending time in the UK as part of the arrangement. The Joint Development of Niche Programmes (JDNP) was launched at the First UK-Philippine Transnational Education Conference at Fair at the Makati ShangriLa Hotel on 17 February where the British Council, the Commission on Higher Education and their university partners reaffirmed their commitment to respond to the ever-changing higher education landscape in the Philippines.
'This program opens opportunities for students as well as faculty members who wish to pursue further studies in a more practical yet equally competitive way. These are the fruits of our partnership with the British Council and the collaboration of our respective institutions, in line with
the commitment of working together to promote high quality international higher education in the country,' Marianne Joy Vital, CHED's Programme Director for the K to 12 Transition Project, said on behalf of OlC-Chairman
Prospero de Vera III.
Lotus Postrado, British Council's head of education says that at the core of JDNP is the idea that developing niche expertise in areas will help drive economic growth in the Philippines and in the ASEAN region. This, in turn, will favorably position higher education within the region.
Published in print by Manila Bulletin on March 3, 2018 on Bulletin Board Section, page C2