CHED reminded colleges and universities: 'Kung hindi handa, 'wag magbukas' - Teachers ng Pinas

CHED reminded colleges and universities: 'Kung hindi handa, 'wag magbukas' - Teachers ng Pinas

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education remind colleges and universities to review their preparedness before officially enabling the school year as this can be related due to elementary and secondary opening of the class of this year is delayed.

Colleges and universities are not required to further revise and delay their academic school year opening, CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera earlier said. This was because higher education falls under 

High Education falls under the Republic Act No. 7722, known also as the CHED law, which allows colleges and universities to exercise academic freedom, such as the opening of classes. That's why according to CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera, colleges and universities are not required to follow the protocol of the government's implementation of delaying the opening of classes this year.

CHED also cited that, "Colleges, universities not covered by DepEd school opening shift"

"Sinasabihan namin paulit-ulit 'yung mga pamantasan na i-review 'yung level of preparation nila. Kung di sila handa, wag silang magbukas," he told on a segment of ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.

"Inuulit ko ang abiso at utos sa mga pamantasan na i-review continuously iyong preparedness niyo, kung di pa handa, wag pipilitin dahil kawawa ang mag estudyante, kawawa ang guro." he added.

The commission is also looking into how miscellaneous fees collected by private schools can be used for flexible learning as the country continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, De Vera said.

"Gumawa kami ng listahan kung ano 'yung gastusin sa flexible learning na pwedeng gamitin ng private schools 'yung existing miscellaneous fees nila," he said.

"Ang requirement lang kailangan kausapin ang estudyante, magulang at ipaliwanag paano gagamitin ang miscellaneous fee na kinokolekta regularly."

The agency, meantime, has released to universities its stipend for the 1st semester of 2019-2020 and is awaiting funds for the 2nd semester from the budget department, De Vera said.

Gov't allocated P3.6 billion stipend for college students

"Yung last tranche ng tertiary education subsidy para sa katatapos na semester ay nirequest na namin sa DBM. Pag dinownload ng DBM sa CHED, siguro pinakamatagal na yung 2 linggo nandyan na sa eskwelahan," he said.

"Humihingi kami ng pagunawa sa mga estudyante dahil tinamaan talaga ng COVID." De Vera added.

/via Teachers ng Pinas

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