#NEWS | PSHSS changes ‘truth’ core value to ‘integrity’
by Clarenne Gayapa
Last April 26, the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System passed BOT Resolution 2022–04–032, revising the PSHS mission and vision statements.
In the vision statement, the PSHS core values were changed from “Truth, Excellence, Service” to “Integrity, Excellence, Service.”
The resolution states:
“The PSHS System Board of Trustees (BOT) through its meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing on April 26, 2022, RESOLVED TO APPROVE the following Vision and Mission statements for the Philippine Science High School System:
We are the leading science high school in the Asia Pacific Region preparing our scholars to become globally competitive Filipino scientists equipped with 21st century skills and imbued with the core values of Integrity, Excellence and Service to Nation.
Advancing premier high school STEM education for the people.”
No further explanation was provided in the document on the rationale of this change.
The PSHS System website has also been updated to reflect this.
Despite the resolution being dated on April 26, PSHS Main Campus teachers reported only discovering this change during the school’s general assembly last May 25, a month after the resolution was signed.
BOT Resolution 2022–04–032 also establishes the PSHS System Strategic Plan for 2022–2028:
“Further, the BOT RESOLVED TO APPROVE the PSHS System Strategic Plan for 2022–2028 and its corresponding goals and objectives anchored on the ‘FORWARD Framework,’ as presented.
- Future-proof education.
- Optimum human resource development.
- Reengineering administrative processes.
- World-class outputs based on well-defined standards.
- Accessible intellectual property through appropriate use.
- Recognizable brand of STEM education.
- Deepening socio-emotional skills.”
Note: This is a developing story. Updates will be posted.
ERRATUM: Some statements were edited for clarity.