Friday, July 23, 2010

Philippine Ambassador weighs in

Willy C. Gaa, the Philippine Ambassador to the United States has written a strong letter to FSBPT Director William Hatherill condemning the FSBPT’s recent testing ban on Philippine, India, Egyptian, and Pakistani graduates. In the letter Ambassador Gaa said that the testing ban was “arbitrary” and “a blanket indictment” on the credibility of all Philippine Physical Therapists. He calls for the FSBPT to revoke the testing ban and to work with the Philippine government to address the problem of review center abuses.

Ambassador Gaa outlined efforts that the Philippine legislature has taken to ensure the integrity of standardized tests, including a fast-track bill to give broader authority to the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to regulate review centers.

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