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Sustaining Quality and Excellence Toward Highly Committed Christian Schools

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CHED Program Thrusts in Sustaining Quality and Excellence in Higher Education in the Philippines

NONA S. RICAFORT
Commissioner

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HEIs

Responsive to the needs and demands of the changing times. As John Maxwell stated, The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. But the leader adjusts the sail.
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HEIs and CHED shared same sentiments


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Major challenges confronting the higher education sector nowadays, which are: (1) Lack of overall vision, framework, plan for higher education; . of higher education; (2) Deteriorating quality and

(3) Limited access to quality higher education.


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(1) Lack of overall Vision, Framework, Plan for Higher Education;
This is evident on the proliferation of HEIs proliferation of programs in the country.
No. of HEIs

and

AY 20092010

Location
National Scope
Region IV-A (alone)

No. of Programs Offered

2,180 275

31,257 2,302

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According to the labor sector, the skills needed by the industry but not adequately provided by the academe are the following:
Communication skills, Technical skills, and Numerical skills.

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There is indeed a large proportion of mismatch between training in schools and actual jobs. This is the major problem at the tertiary level and it is also the cause of the existence of a large group of educated unemployed or underemployed.

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According to studies undertaken by CHED, the following programs have been considered oversubscribed as evidenced by the huge enrolment recorded: Business Administration, Nursing, Teacher Education,

Information Technology, and


Hotel and Restaurant Management..
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While the undersubscribed programs are:
Science and Technology, and Agriculture and Fisheries

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(2) Deteriorating Quality of Higher Education;

There has been a decline in the quality of higher education as the results of licensure examinations in various degree board programs were way below the target mean score.

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Low Performance in licensure exams across all disciplines from 38.6 % in 2008 to 36.2 % in 2009

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DepEd Data
Achievement rate of fourth year high school students in Mathematics dropped from: 50.70% in SY 2005-2006

to
47.82% in SY 2006-2007
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As stated by Van Vankelburg, Students entering college courses are poorly prepared in Mathematics.

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Educators Journals Report Students nowadays are getting poorer in Mathematics as shown in the low grades and passing rates of students even in premier schools.

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EDUCATION is the key!


Thus, it should be a top priority of every country.

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It cannot be denied that the diminishing importance we give to education is all too obvious in the results of national and international assessment tests of our students, specifically on the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS).

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In the Philippines, we spend only
3.3% of our GDP on public educational institutions for all levels of education;

While.....
7.4% for Malaysia, and 4% for Thailand.

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Teachers bear the responsibility of educating our youth.
Recent data that we have gathered show that majority of the faculty credentials are inadequate AY 2008-2009
Location
Doctorate Degree

Masters Degree
36 % (46,346) 54% (4,886)

Baccalaureate Degree

National Scope
Region IVA (alone)

10 % (12,532) 25% (2,053)

54 % (70,446) 21% (1,884)

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Lack of accreditation of HEIs and programs Out of the 2,180 HEIs in the country, only about less than 500 HEIs have accreditation in AY 2008-2010.

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Inadequacy of facilities and equipment


Among the 1,792 HEIs (excluding SUC campuses), only 100 or 5.6 % HEIs can be assumed to have adequate facilities.

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Increasing number of SUC satellite campuses and increasing programs beyond their original mandate .

There are now 110 SUCs in the country while the SUC campuses are now totaling 388.

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Quality of Education has also been a decline in our countrys global competitiveness.
Based on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
World University Rankings - Top 500 2010 3 Philippine Universities 2006 4 Philippine Universities
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Science and Education Institute (SEI) on Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2003
8th grade (2nd year high school) student
41st out of 45 participating countries

4th grade students


23rd out of 25 participating countries

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(3) Limited Access to Quality Higher Education.
As evidenced by the low participation rate and low completion rate caused by increasing costs and limited student assistance programs.
Out of 100 pupils who enrolled in Grade 1, only 14 will graduate in higher education.

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(3) Limited Access to Quality Higher Education. What do we, in the education sector, particularly we at the Commission on Higher Education, do to respond to these gigantic challenges besetting the higher education?

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(3) Limited Access to Quality Higher Education.

WE ARE ALL TO BE BLAMED for failing to immediately address the critical areas of concern in higher education
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CHEDs response..
First, the Commission worked on the following key result areas:
1) Rationalization of higher education; 2) Quality and standards; 3) Access to quality higher education; 4) Transparency and accountability; and 5) Organizational development

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Rationalization of Higher Education

1. Aligning higher education with national development goals;


2. Developing typology of HEIs; 3. Mapping of HEIs and programs; 4. Amalgamation of HEIs; 5. Moratorium on new HEIs and programs;

6. Harmonization of public and private HEIs (leveling the playing field); and
7. Rationalization of credentials
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On Quality and Standards
1.
2.

IQuAME as developmental instrument for non-accredited HEIs;


Rigorous and transparent systems for autonomous and deregulated COEs and CODs;

3.
4. 5. 6. 7.

Improved and effective Technical Panels;


More developmental and less prescriptive PSGs; Closing of substandard programs and institutions; Providing development support and/or incentives to deserving HEIs; and Aligning Philippine HEI curricula and standards with international benchmarks.

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On Access to Quality Higher Education

1. Improve and expand Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GATSPE);
2. Expand the Student Financial Assistance Program (STUFAP) - scholarships, grants-inaid, Study-Now-Pay-Later Plan; 3. Alternative Learning Systems (ALS);

4. Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP); and


5. Ladderized Education program (LEP).
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On Transparency and Accountability

1. Transparency of systems and processes; 2. Elimination of corrupt and questionable practices in CHED; 3. Elimination of corrupt and questionable practices in SUCs; and 4. Recognition of CHED as a clean and honest agency.
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On Organizational Development at CHED 1. As a modern, technology-enabled organization; 2. As an efficient, service-oriented, empowering, happy organization;

3. CHEDs physical plant is clean, well-maintained, attractive and user-friendly and client-friendly; and 4. Relevant and interested in national and global issues.

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If we work together, we can create an educational environment capable of generating and nurturing development that will produce globally competent individuals who are well equipped with general knowledge and intellectual capacities needed by the industry.

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CHED needs your help we need the help of professional associations like ACSCU-AAI. Let us all together chart the direction of our higher education in the country.
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Good Day and Thank you very much!


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