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The comparison of Rizal’s performance in Ateneo de Municipal and Santo Tomas is not viable because both institutions differ in many respects. First, the superiority of Santo Tomas as a University is way unrivalled to that of a secondary school like Ateneo. It is impossible to compare Santo Tomas because it exhilarated its university charter bestowed by Pope Innocent Xin 1645, 34 years after its establishment as compared to Ateneo that was only elevated to its university charter in 1959, 100 years after its establishment in 1859. Being stringent, SantoTomas being a university is 314 years older than Ateneo (University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo deManila University-Wikipedia, 2009, para. 1) (History-UST website, 2009, para. 2 and 4)(History-ADMU website, 2006, para. 1 and 14), so how could we compare an unmatched excellence of a university to a newly established institution? Second, the Dominicans implementin Santo Tomas a Europeanized Educational System wherein every student is expected
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Unformatted text preview: to bematured and responsible in using their time compared to the Regulated-Regimented System the Jesuits utilize where students’ time is hardly grasped by the administrators (Villaroel, 1984).Thirdly, they say that Rizal had a miserable life in Santo Tomas than in Ateneo because hereceived better grades there but even a single document that would prove and suffice theargument that Rizal had a despondent life in Santo Tomas is never presented. Lastly, college lifeis extremely different from the secondary and elementary. The University was a different world altogether. It was in the nature of a university to be different. There was more freedom and verylittle control on one’s private and scholastic conduct (Villaroel, 1984). Therefore, the comparison made between the University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo de Municipal will never be feasible and expedient even up to the present time....
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