CHED charter upgrading pushed

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr., 1Ang Edukasyon partylist and assistant majority leader, pushed for the upgrading and updating of the charter of the Commission on Higher Education, Republic Act 7722, following the forced resignation of its chairman Dr. Patricia Licuanan.

 

In a statement, Belaro said he congratulates his fellow Cornell University alumnus on “her difficult decision to resign to spare the CHED from further controversies.”

 

Her quitting, he said, would give President Duterte a free hand to appoint a new chairman to become part of the administration team as a team player. “We need a CHED chairman who has vision, will and heart for the Filipino people.”

 

It is also time to give the CHED a new boost by updating and upgrading its charter, Republic Act 7722.

 

Some 24 years have passed since the CHED was created in 1994. RA 7722 is ripe for updating and upgrading. We also need new education laws, he said.

 

“We need bold, revolutionary steps to follow through on the success we achieved in making free college education in SUCs a reality for the Filipino youth and college faculty,” Belaro stressed.

 

With the shift toward federalism, a strong regional university system is necessary and this should come with a more capable CHED that can function in a federalized environment.

 

“We need the Law on the Philippine Qualifications Framework—the bills for which are in the final stages of the legislative process. I hope the PQF become as law by March, April or May this year during the graduation season,” he added.

 

He also cited the need for a stronger Open University and Alternative Learning superstructure to further expand access to quality higher education.

 

At the same time, the country needs Education Bonds to fund the education equivalent of BuildBuildBuild.

 

Many of our SUCs are in dire need of new facilities and better services. Many private schools are also in crises because of the exodus of teachers to public schools and because of lack of funds to upgrade their facilities, he said.

 

 

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