Misamis Oriental, Philippines
 

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The educational system in Misamis Oriental is the same as that of the rest of the country. School year starts in June and ends in March. English is the medium of instruction in most schools.

As the center for higher learning for the whole region, and possibly in the entire Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro has a large source of human capital. It has access to manpower from neighboring cities and provinces. According to the survey conducted by the National Statistics Office in October 2005, the work force of Northern Mindanao increased to 1, 930, 000. The average yearly increase is 3 percent for the past four years.

In pursuit of quality education, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has chosen three universities and a state college as Centers for Development and Excellence:

  • Xavier University: engineering, chemistry, medicine, business education, sociology, anthropology
  • Liceo de Cagayan University: nursing
  • Capitol University: computer education
  • Mindanao Polytechnic State College: mathematics

Every municipality in Misamis Oriental has a school of at least secondary level. Gingoog City has five colleges.

To keep up with progress in information technology, leading ICT schools in the country have established brances in Cagayan de Oro: Southern Technical Institute (STI), AMA College and Informatics.

For the school year 2004-2005, a total of 526 private and public schools were operating in Misamis Oriental. They provide primary, secondary, tertiary, vocal and technical education.

Schools
  Public Private  
 
CDO
MOR
CDO
MOR
Total
Primary/Elementary
68
230
44
240
582
Secondary
45
34
37
24
140
State/Private College
1
-
14
10
25
Universities
-
-
3
-
3
Vocational Schools
Total
114
264
96
274
750
Source: Department of Education and Commission of Higher Education

Of the 109, 504 students in Northern Mindanao in 2005, only 19, 243 graduated. Of the graduates, 32 percent were in Cagayan de Oro.

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Main information from Department of Trade and Industry-Misamis Oriental.