BBM fully backs 10-point agenda for higher education

9 April 2022

PARTIDO ng Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard bearer and presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos on Thursday lauded the efficiency, diligence, sacrifices and dedication of all teachers and members of the academe in the country, even as they strive to create globally competitive professionals in the country.

This, as he expressed support for the 10-point agenda submitted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in his office aimed at further strengthening and improving the quality of education for the Philippines.

In a 14-page letter submitted by CHED Commissioner Ronald L. Adamat, he presented the ‘10 -Point Agenda for Higher Education-Build.Bind.Minds for Sustainable Development.’

“It should be noted that the said 10-point agenda is focused on addressing the country’s human resources needs, developing globally competent professionals and lifelong learning with a niche in both local and global markets,” said Adamat.

The 10-point agenda contains Learning Infrastructure in the New Normal, Seamless Career Pathways and Academic Progression, Fire-Driven Skills & Competencies, HEI & LGU ‘Glocal’ HRD Networks, Inclusivity & Accessibility, Sustainable & Mission-driven Governance, Quality Assured & Relevantized HiEd programs, International & future-proof HE system, Data driven Tri-fold HiEd.

Adamat explained that part of the learning infrastructure in the new normal is the establishment of state-of-the-art infrastructure & facilities for higher education, sustain flexible learning in the new normal, strengthen distance and transnational education, and recognize emerging new learning platforms.

In seamless career pathways and academic progression, the CHED official said the government should establish Philippine Qualification Authority (PQA) and lifelong learning center, implement credit transfer system in priority disciplines, enhance ladderized education programs and expand recognition of prior learning.

In fire-driven skills and competencies, the government will develop graduates as job creators, knowledge generators, professionals, & entrepreneurs, develop and support 4th IR-responsive programs aligned to digital transformation (AI, IOT, DSA, etc.), integrate skills and competencies of the 4th IR across disciplines, scholarship grants for fire-related program, fortify communication in the english language proficiency for work-readiness.

The HEI & LGU Gocal HRD networks will support the establishment of partnerships between HEIs and LGUs for education and training, research and extension for global and local (glocal) competitiveness.

The inclusivity & accessibility will promote indigenous people (IP) and peace education, intensify gender mainstreaming in the academic community, expand resources for scholarships and grant under the free tuition act, advance OFW qualifications for global recognition, greater employability, labor productivity and mobility and the admission policies incorporate affirmative action program for students from marginalized sectors.

For the sustainable and mission-driven governance, the government will promote sustainable good governance through fiscal autonomy and innovation-driven initiatives; forge government, industry, and academe collaboration/partnerships; undertake digital transformation of HEIs and services and develop an incentive system to strengthen R&D in the private HEIs.

In quality-assured & relevantized HiEd programs, the government will establish the National Agriculture and Food Security Academy (NAFSA0 for the nurturing of food and agricultural scientists to achieve food sustainability and security, ensuring outcomes-based education responsive to the needs of the industry in context of continuous quality improvement.

Deepen academic, government and industry engagement for the design of more relevant and responsive programs, develop cutting edge and innovation-facing courses, integrate SDGs and climate resiliency across disciplines.

The Internationalized and future-proof HiEd system will promote branding for excellence and niche building for institutions and programs, bridge national and international academic requirements to enhance academic mobility of Filipino graduates, promote student and faculty exchange and support initiatives for international ranking of institutions and programs.

Number nine in the 10-point agenda is the data-driven trifold HiEd functions with the support in decision making in HEIs through dynamic data science and analytics, data-driven approach to promote instruction, research and extension and production (for SUCs) and develop a knowledge sharing community for public and private HEIs.

The healthy and innovative learning spaces is to enrich technology mediated and technology enhanced teaching and learning resources, promote mental health in the academia, intensify the weaving of social accountability, ethics, and values in the curricula, spur youth leadership and innovation capacity and prioritization of values education and integration in all programs of higher learning.

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FILIPINO VERSION

BBM aprub ang 10-point agenda ng Commission on Higher Education

KINILALA ni Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard bearer at presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos ang kagalingan, kahusayan, pagtitiyaga, talino’t sakripisyo ng mga guro at miyembro ng academe sa bansa.

Aniya ginagawa nila ito upang makapagsanay ng mga kabataan at mag-aaral na balang araw ay magiging mahusay at kayang makipagsabayan sa ibang mga lahi sa mga larangan na kanilang pinili. 

Kaugnay nito ay iniharap sa kanya ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ang kanilang 10-point agenda na may layuning higit pang mapalakas ang kalidad ng edukasyon sa bansa.

Sa 14-pahinang sulat na ipinadala ni CHED Commissioner Ronald L. Adamat kay Marcos, inisa-isa nito ang nilalaman ng kanilang ‘10 -Point Agenda for Higher Education-Build.Bind.Minds for Sustainable Development.’

“It should be noted that the said 10-point agenda is focused on addressing the country’s human resources needs, developing globally competent professionals and lifelong learning with a niche in both local and global markets,” ani Adamat.

Naglalaman ito ng Learning Infrastructure in the New Normal, Seamless Career Pathways and Academic Progression, Fire-Driven Skills & Competencies, HEI & LGU ‘Glocal’ HRD Networks, Inclusivity & Accessibility.

Kasama rin ang Sustainable & Mission-driven Governance, Quality Assured & Relevantized HiEd programs, International & future-proof HE system at Data driven Tri-fold HiEd.

Ayon kay Adamat, parte ng learning infrastructure sa new normal ang pagtayo ng isang state-of-the-art infrastructure & facilities para sa higher education, palakasin ang Sistema ng flexible learning sa ilalim ng new normal, pagpapalakas sa distance and transnational education, at pagkilala sa mga bagong progama sa pagtuturo.

Sinabi ng CHED official na dapat ding magtatag ng Philippine Qualification Authority (PQA) at lifelong learning center.

Dapat aniya ay magpatupad din ng ‘credit transfer system’ na ang prayoridad ay pagpapalakas sa disiplina at ladderized education programs.

Nais din ng CHED na mag-develop ng graduates para  sa job creators, knowledge generators, professionals, & entrepreneurs, develop and support 4th IR-responsive programs na naka-angkla sa digital transformation (AI, IOT, DSA, etc.), higit pa ang pagpapalakas ng English language proficiency bilang paghahanda sa kanilang trabaho.

Idinagdag nila na mahalagang palakasin at buhusan ang pondo para sa scholarships grant, gayundin ang  advance OFW qualifications para sa global recognition, at kakayahang makahanap ng trabaho dito sa bansa at maging sa abroad.

Inirekomenda rin nila na dapat ay magtayo ng National Agriculture and Food Security Academy (NAFSA) para sa pagpapalakas ng produksyon ng pagkain at food security.

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