Thursday, May 20, 2010

20 May

1865 - A royal decree from the Spain's Queen Isabella II reorganizes secondary education in its Southeast Asian colony, the Philippines, by dividing schools into public and private, with the University of Santo Tomas being considered public and Colegio de San Juan de Letran being classified as College of the First Class; the colonial-era decree gives gives the rector of UST the responsibility of supervising and inspecting secondary schools as it becomes the ex-oficio head of the secondary and higher education in the Philippines.

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