May 23, 2023

CHED, MARINA to release new maritime education curriculum

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) — Following the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) will be rolling out a new maritime education curriculum soon. The revision of the curriculum comes after issues on improving the maritime curriculum were discussed by authorities last month, in a bid to “to narrow the gaps and issues” seen by the European Maritime Safety Agency relating to Philippine compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). The European Union has previously announced that it would continue to recognize the certificates of Filipino seafarers issued by the Philippine government, citing its efforts to comply with international standards.