Commission on Higher Education (Philippines)


Commission on Higher Education (Philippines)
Commission on Higher Education
Komisyon sa Mas Mataas na Edukasyon
CHED.svg
Agency overview
Formed May 18, 1994
Agency executive Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson
Website
ched.gov.ph

The Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, (Filipino: Komisyon sa Mas Mataas na Edukasyon), abbreviated as CHED. The CHED is attached to the Office of the President for administrative purposes. It covers both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all post-secondary educational institutions in the country.

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History

The CHED was established on May 18, 1994 through Republic Act No. 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994 which was authored by Senator Francisco Tatad.

The creation of CHED was part of a broad agenda for reforms in the country's education system, outlined by the Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM) in 1992. Part of the reforms is the trifocalization of the education sector. The three governing bodies in the education sector are the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for tertiary and graduate education, the Department of Education (DepEd) for basic education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for technical-vocational and middle level education.

Chairman

The former chairman of the Commission on Higher Education was Romulo Neri, formerly Director General of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Socioeconomic Secretary. Neri was also a former Budget Secretary. Former Chairman Puno was replaced by the President, with Neri appointed to CHED temporarily to conduct a special mission and rehabilitate some of its aspects as part of the projects of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. On July 9, 2008 however, Corazon dela Paz resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Social Security System and the President named Chairman Romulo Neri as head of the SSS. Hence, CDED's post for chairman is now vacant.[1] On August 20, 2008, Manny Angeles was appointed new CHED Chairman, replacing Romulo Neri, and will be taking over acting CHED Chair Nona Ricaforte. Angeles was former chancellor of the Angeles University Foundation and president of the Clark Development Corporation.[2][3] William Medrano was also appointed commissioner of the CHED on August 29, 2008.[4]

The Chairman of CHED is also the Chairperson of the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines.

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) are higher education institutions (HEIs) both public and private which have demonstrated the highest degree or level of standards along the areas of instruction, research and extension. These provide institutional leadership in all aspects of development in specific areas of discipline in the various regions by providing networking arrangements to help ensure the accelerated development of Higher Educational Institutions in their respective service areas.[citation needed]


Dissemination of Information by CHED

CHED disseminates information by a variety of means. For information specific to a particular institution, a letter is sent to that institution, or an officer is invited to collect it at CHED main office. The institution may then place a copy of the order on one of its own noticeboards, if the order is favorable.[citation needed]

CHED also maintains a website , where some of its policy documents are made available.

CHED issues CMOs - CHED Memorandum Orders. These are often of national significance.[5]

See also

References

External links


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