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B.U SummitUpdate Day 2

  1. 1. Pledge of Commitment. Signing the RHES V covenant, NEDA Assistant Regional Director Engr. Luis Banua pledges to support the HEIs in thier pursuit of reforms in higher education on the last day of the summit at The Oriental Hotel. Photo by Earl Epson L. Recamunda Text by Camille Lyela A. Regala CHED, BFHE look forward for Summit 2014 T he organizers of the first Regional Higher Education (RHE) Summit, Commission on Higher Education Bikol Foundation for Higher education, look forward for a part two after the successful turnout of the event. Commissioner on Higher Education (CHED) V Director Freddie Bernal said in an interview that next time, they can extend partnership with other industry like the Labor sectors, Chamber of Commerce, and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). “This is part of our convergence so that we can produce more globally competitive graduates,” Dr. Bernal stated. He also acknowledged the contribution of the sectors of education in realization of the goals of the summit. “Through the RDC and different line agencies that are present here, we will followup with the adjustments on some policies and strategies in terms of the implementation of the education reform,” Dr. Bernal said. Bikol Foundation of Higher Education (BFHE) President, Dr. Faye Lea Patria Lauraya said that she is satisfied of the outputs presented by the four clusters during the parallel and plenary session. “These are the advantages of gathering all sectors in one forum, the reciprocity of the relationship can be formed by promoting dialogues and communications from the ground,” she quoted. Participants from different Higher Education Institutions (HEIS) also expressed their impression and suggestions in the summit. Doctor Ronald Elicay, Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU) College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Dean, said that over- all, the summit was successful. “It was successful there are minor areas to be improved though such as scheduling, systematic distribution of food and other technical aspects” said Elicay. ACSAT- Sorsogon Campus President, Ms. Nerissa Rosanna Nicolas suggested “there must be alignment of K12 vision that is reflected in the Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and HEIs clusters.” At the end of the summit, all the outputs were endorsed to the Regional Development Cluster (RDC) and was forwarded to respective agencies. - Siera Lou Mata and Abigail Tabuzo HEIs to resolve program issues T he 1st Regional Higher Education Summit cluster workshops transpired just in time to resolve issues regarding the impending effect of K12 to tertiary levels and emerging predicaments in the Philippine education. Basic Education Cluster Disclosing the issues surrounding the Basic Education System in the Philippines and discussing the appropriate resolution, DepEd School’s Division Superintendent Tabaco City – Cecille Bernadette Rivera presented a rundown of problems, recommendations and agreed solutions by the clusters during the plenary session of the summit. Some important issues raised include the following: availability of the curriculum, continuance of assistance for scholars of private schools during their 11th and 12th year, and the availability of special subjects in public schools. Addressing on matters, a resolution proposing the adoption of the recommended measures, such as the fast release of SHS curriculum, extension of GATSPE for SHS, and free training and assessment along Technical and Vocational offerings between TESDA and DepEd was passed. The resolution passed by the Basic Education sector during the Regional Higher Education Summit 2013 this November 14, 2013 at the Oriental Hotel, Legazpi City, Philippines, was unanimously agreed upon by the body. Te c h n i c a l - Vo c a t i o n a l Education Cluster After a thorough review and assessment of issues regarding the Technical Vocational Education (TechVoc), Vocational School Superintendent of San Francisco Institute of Science and Technology Emmanuel R. Sacayan presented the clusters’ output from yesterday’s workshop. HEIs to resolve...| Turn to back
  2. 2. HEIs to resolve... Sacayan through a resolution underscored the need to collaborate with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), for the implementation of RA 10533 formulated to address a major setback in Philippine education which is to devise ways in producing graduates with high level of competencies. The said resolution also responds and relates to matters raised during the Technical Vocational Education on Training (TVET) last October 6 such as the determination of appropriate tech-voc track, resources limitation, assessments, preparations for upsurge in graduates, coping with the two-year lull period, formalizing TVIs involvement, proliferation of unsubscribed programs and inadequate training of trainers and assessors. It was further stressed that an enhanced basic education curriculum will produce locally and globally competitive Filipino graduates. Community Colleges Cluster The Local Colleges Cluster in the Regional Higher Education Summit 2013 presented four different resolutions from yesterday’s parallel discussion. Dr. Epifanio Buela, Schools Division Superintendent and former College Administrator of San Jose Community College, specified four issues that need compliance with the CMO No. 32 s. 2006 entitled Policies, Standards, and Guidelines on the Operation of Local Colleges and DILG. The main issues are as follows: 1) Fund Allocation or the Capital; 2) Outlay Provision of Community College Sites and Facilities; 3) Creation of Plantilla Positions; 4) Provision of Bicol University Newsletter Team Instructional Materials. Buela emphasized the important roles of community colleges in improving Education particularly the Higher Education Sector. The cluster came up with recommendations that involve Course Offerings, Instructional Materials and Facilities, and Finance. After the assessment of issues and recommendations, the cluster was able to come up with the following resolutions: • Resolution no. 2 s. 2013 Resolution requesting local government units with community colleges to appropriate specific amount for capital outlay in the annual budget as approved during the ALCO5 officers of region v 1st regular meeting on October 24, 2013 at the CHED Regional Office V (CHED ROV) Conference Room, Legazpi city • Resolution no. 3 s. 2013 Resolution requesting local government units with community colleges to provide school site and faculties to community colleges to enhance the quality of higher education as approved during the ALCO5 officers of region v 1st regular meeting on October 24, 2013 at the CHED Regional Office V (CHED ROV) Conference Room, Legazpi city • Resolution no. 4. S. 2013 Resolution urgently and strongly requesting the local government units to create and implement plantilla item positions in the community colleges • Resolution no. 5 s. 2013 Resolution urgently requesting local government units to provide instructional materials and learning resources for the community colleges in their respective areas of jurisdiction as approved during the ALCO5 officers of region v 1st regular meeting on October 24, 2013 at the CHED Regional Office V (CHED ROV) Conference Room, Legazpi city Higher Education Cluster The Higher Education Cluster composed of both public and private institutions came up with a technical paper as an output of yesterday’s parallel discussions. Being the chairperson of PASUC Rwgion V and president of Bicol Foundation for Higher Education (BFHE), Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya presented the output during this morning’s plenary session. The cluster focused on issues, recommendations, and the identification of agencies responsible for monitoring quality and excellence, efficiency and effectiveness, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity, and other factors. One of the issues addressed by the cluster was that most graduate programs are only levels I and II-accredited except for two State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) with five programs each, with Level III accreditation. In response to this issue, the group recommends for the monitoring and implementation of tighter regulations as well as the provision of support mechanism for accreditation of graduate programs in both private and public schools. Another issue tackled was the inability of some qualified students to pursue graduate studies or complete their degrees due to financial constraints. The cluster recommended for Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), Government Offices (GOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Local Government Units (LGUs), and private groups to provide scholarships, subsidies, and loans. - Jessica Rae Nolasco, Joan Marcia Navarra, Camille Lyela Regala and Rexiene Borilla Zanie Jovellana Jessica Rae Nolasco Camille Lyela Regala Siera Lou Mata Abigail Tabuzo Joan Marcia Navarra Rexiene Borilla Leo Sirios Jr Advisers: Dr. Agnes Jacob- Nepomuceno Dr. Ma. Celina G. Meneses Dr. Ma. Julieta Borres. Presenters of the plenary session discuss the resolutions and recommendations of each cluster.

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