Far Eastern University (FEU) expanded the legacy of its Founder beyond Manila. Incorporated in 2009, FEU Cavite, located within the gated and secured environs of MetroGate Silang Estates in Silang, Cavite, consists of two modern and medium-rise buildings, one for Basic Education and another for Higher Education, built on two separate sites. The pristine campus rests amidst an invigorating atmosphere, with the eco-friendly structures housing spacious classrooms, equipped with state-of-the-art learning facilities that are deemed at par with existing international schools.
In June 2010, FEU Cavite opened its doors to students for pre-school, grade school, high school and college levels. In June 2016, the school welcomed its first batch of senior high school students (Grade XI).
The Basic Education Department (BED) has been certified as an Education Service Contracting Scheme (ESC) school by FAPE (Fund for Assistance to Private Education) in April 2016 which enables deserving elementary students to avail of government financial assistance to pursue secondary education in private schools. Last school year, 30 Grade 7 students were ESC grantees. Equipping the learners with relevant competencies, BED implemented the Scholastic Reading program and MathScore to enhance students’ critical thinking skills, develop positive reading experience, and practice mathematical skills through computer-adaptive technology. Students won in various competitions like ENFILSCIMAPEHTORY Quiz Bee (first placers in both English and Math categories) and received numerous awards including 12 in Math, nine in English, five in Science, and three in Filipino.
Moreover, the department conducted a nine-day Curriculum Mapping and Unit Planning Workshop in May 2016. To strengthen teachers’ curriculum mapping knowledge and skills, BED representatives participated in the FEU-wide workshop held in June 2017.
In academic year 2016-2017, the Senior High School (SHS) Department successfully implemented the first year of SHS and accommodated more than 150 students from Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas areas into the STEM, ABM, and HUMSS academic tracks.
The Higher Education Department (HED) offers degree programs in Accountancy, Accounting Technology, Business Administration, Elementary and Secondary Education, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Information Technology, Tourism Management, and Psychology. The Center for Continuing Education offers non-degree programs and short courses such as English as a Second Language (ESL) and TESDA course on Bread and Pastry Production (BPP). Recently, TESDA Central office audit team reported the compliance of the school’s BPP program on its training regulations. FEU CAVITE – HED already has four batches of graduates, a total of 496 comprising the alumni roster. The graduates are well-placed in various industries.
On licensure examination performance, the maiden and second batches of Education majors are 100% LET passers; 85.71% passing rate (BLEP 2016) for the first batch of BS Psychology graduates posing the highest performance rate in the Cavite area; and 80% CPA board performance in May 2017. Overall, FEU Cavite achieved its performance metric of 80% for professional licensure examinations.
FEU Cavite continues to improve its program offerings and courses. Information Technology curriculum was revised to offer specialization tracks in Web and Mobile, Business Analytics and Service Management; Accounting Technology curriculum included mandatory on-the-job training; and the new General Education Curriculum framework named L.E.A.R.N. (Nicanor Reyes Aspirational and Educational Legacy) was developed in compliance with CMO No. 20, series of 2013. HED commenced revising its curriculum to comply with the new CHED Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PSGs) implementable in AY 2018-2019. Faculty members participated in local, national, and international activities such as seminar-workshops, conferences, and paper presentations. College students consistently brought home recognitions as finalist in the Business Idea Development Award (BIDA); champion in Theory of Accounts and Business Law in the Annual JPIA Regional Convention competition; champion in the Extemporaneous Speaking contest sponsored by the Educator’s Congress; and champion in the Quiz Bee hosted by the Young Educators Congress in 2016. In sports development, FEU Cavite launched a Sports Club in January of 2017 and held the Summer Sports Camp in April 2017.
School-wide, the stakeholders are active in different community service programs benefitting residents of Biluso and Biga communities in Silang, Cavite.