State Universities and Colleges •Our state colleges and universities are people’s educational institutions. •It is through out SUCs that our young people hope to gain access to good education at affordable costs. •This makes even more imperative for the SUCs to maintain their quality of education.
Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines •Helps to ensure the quality of education needed by our graduates to make them competitive within our national boundaries and beyond. •Its role is ensuring that our SUCs remain competitive and relevant is very important in the light of increasing global competitiveness.
Education is the key to sustaining growth and reducing poverty.
House of Representatives •The role of the House of Representatives is to ensure that adequate and relevant legislation is to put in place to help you and our educational institutions to perform you respective roles in educating people.
Has set forth a legislative agenda, which hopes to address the most immediate needs of the higher education sector.
Files that have been filed in this 14th Congress.Some that may be more relevant to the AACCUP.
1. Open or Distance Learning 2. Ladderized Education 3. Continuing Teacher Education4. Amending the UP Charter (priority)
5. Student assistance or loans 6. English as a medium of instruction 7. Revision of CHED charter8. Promotion of Science and Technology
The need for immediate employment often dictates the choice of courses.Thus, the need for distance learning and an efficientand effective ladderized education which will provide more Filipinos the opportunity to access higherlevels of education and skills not initially available to them due to limited opportunities.
Rep. Reno LimHB no. 1928 or An Act Institutionalizing the Open Electronic Learning School System in the Philippines Use of alternatives means of instruction such as print, radio, television and other multimedia learning and teaching technologies that allow students to study on their own without having attend class in the conventional classroom set-up.
Teachers bear the responsibility of educatingour youth. We therefore have to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills tokeep them abreast with global trends and let them stay away ahead of their students.
Rep. I. Arroyo filed HB 113 and 1870seek to institute training program forteachers in the tertiary level toupgrade their competence as this willcontribute in improving the quality ofthe tertiary education in the country.
HB 1576 seeks to establish a Center for Teachers’ Excellence in all legislative districts throughout the country. Thepurpose of such centers is to conduct a continuing program to upgrade the teaching skills and competence of all teachers.
The proposed bill aims to strengthen UP as thenational university in the country, amending for the purpose its archaic 1908 Charter and subsequent amendatory law. As UP celebrates its centennial anniversary,the bill is foreseen to usher the university into its next century with new Charter that willmake UP more adaptable, more relevant and even more globally competitive.
In brief, the bill emphasizes the values of academic freedom,excellence, social responsibility, democratic participation andaccess, ethics and autonomy asguiding principles in the life of UP.
It provides for bettercompetitive pay teachers and income opportunities for theuniversity through lease but in sale for its real properties.
In the view of thelimitations andinadequacy of the existingscholarships programs ofthe government. Studygrants for members of theindigenous communities
•Filed by Rep. Puentavella•The bill provides that eachLGUs can initiate a StudentLoan Program by thepassage of local ordinancecreating a Student LocalFund to be administeredjointly by their local school
• Rep. R. Rodriguez•It seeks to establish an enhanced educationalassistance program could increase theprospects of poor but deserving students ofacquiring quality education and training neededto uplift not only the quality of the lives of theirfamilies but their communities as well.
•Rep. M. Teodoro •It seeks to assist and support poor but deserving students wanting to pursue a post- secondary education throughthe strengthening of the Study- Now-Pay-Later.
The bills propose that we regain the mastery of the English language and improve the totalThe Medium of in our schools,in all subject learning process Instruction especially in taught shall be as follows: our public schools to ensure better education for the Filipino students enhance their competiveness in the global arena.
English, Filipino, or the regional/native language maybeused as medium of instruction in allsubjects from pre-school-Grade 2.
English and Filipino shall betaught as separate subjects in all levels in theelementary and secondary.
In all academic subjects in the elementary grades from Grade 3 to Grade 6 and in all levels in the secondary, the medium of instruction shall be English.
In the tertiary level, the current language policy as prescribed by CHED shall be maintained.
Rep. del MarHB No. 442 or Act establishing for freeCollege Education in Information andCommunication Technology and otherpurposesRep. PlazaHB. No. 553 is an Act providingfor the establishment of aNational Scholarship Programfor College Students in Scienceand Technology Curses inEvery Municipality in everyprovince of the country.
Over the past years, CHED has experienced difficulty in theexecution of its function due to its limitations. Thus, thereis a need to rationalize the authority of the Commission to considering the various challenges that it faces today.