PHILIPPINES: Six law schools to be closed

The Commission on Higher Education in the Philippines has decided to close down six law schools across the country because not one of their graduates has passed the bar exams in the last 10 years, commission chairman Emmanuel Angeles said last week, reports Philip Tubeza for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Angeles said that following a "thorough and careful study", CHEd decided to crack the whip on the law schools for consistently posting a performance percentile rank of 'zero' in the bar examinations administered by the Supreme Court from 1999 to 2009.

Action will be taken against the law programmes in six higher education institutions - Eastern Samar State University, Polytechnic College of La Union, Samar College, Ramon Magsaysay Technological University, Southern Bicol College and Abra Valley College.
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