Deception is a trick or scheme used to get what you want. Like the deception, you used to get your sister to agree to do all your chores for a month. Deception happens when you deceive someone or everyone. The result may be making people believe that by paying a lot of money for test questions and answers. They become competent by passing the exams! You may have heard the phrase “take someone for a ride.”
There were stories about a school selling attendance! The scheme is, the student pays the Instructor Php 5.00 for a day of absence and the paying student is marked present. There is NO need to strain our imaginative speculations to make an industry out of this scheme.
If a school is enjoying 6,000 enrollees in a semester and each student made an absence of at least once, that is a staggering Php 30,000.00 is a semester! What if the students made at least one absence each month, that will be Php 30,000.00 per month or Php 150,000.00 in a semester, tax-free! Is this educational deception?
Another story is selling handouts to students by emphatically sending a message that quizzes are lifted from the handouts. Two pages of handouts will cost Php 10.00. If we do a simple math making a basic feasibility, for a school with 6,000 enrollees, this will be a 60,000 peso industry per quiz! If there will be 4 quizzes a month making it a total of 20 in a semester, we are talking about Php 1,200,000.00. A basic feasibility study I say! Is this educational deception?
These are real deception schemes, because they happened and for all we know, still happening! Simple logic will dictate that the products of these schemes will be wanting in quality, knowledge, and skills!
When these young ambitious students graduate, they will find themselves challenged during interviews and company validating exams. Not only that, they knew very well that they will undergo numerous training to satisfy NOT only employers requirements but international standards and conventions as well!
Accreditation has been used and overused and abused for deception! Companies accrediting their own providers, government accrediting providers and so on. If someone used the services of providers accredited by the government but NOT accredited by a company employee. The candidate starts all over again! Is there a deception in this?
We like it or NOT, a lie is a deception and vice versa.
The MARINA Law, RA 10635 and its IRR mandated the agency to publish test item bank every January of the proceeding year. MARINA did in August 2016, after more than 2 years of its takeover of the exams! Now we hear in every corner words like ‘updates’, rumors like the published test item banks were mere guides. The more potent ones are the ‘updates’ in different centers! Is there a deception in this?
Of course! But who is lying and making a deception? That is for the concerned to find out and realize because at the end of the day. We are responsible for our own behavior!
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write. But those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler, Futurist.
PEACE, SUCCESS, AND HAPPINESS ahead of us all in 2017.