A lawmaker has called on the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the leadership of all state universities and colleges to ensure the safety and well-being of their students and personnel as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the education system in the Philippines.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, during a hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Finance urged the CHED and SUCs to listen to the concerns of students, and teachers.
“In the implementation of policies, listen to the students, the parents, the professors. We all have to be in this together. Nandito po ang national government para tumulong sa inyo,” Go said.
(The national government is here to help you.)
The senator noted that there is a low number of universities and colleges in the country with recognized flagship programs to which CHED Chair Prospero De Vera III explained was due to government commitment to improve the education system in the country.
The country’s education system transitioned to distance learning this year as the COVID-19 pandemic prevented face-to-face or in-person classes.
Education delivery modes under distance learning include the use of printed learning modules, online instruction, and television and radio broadcast.
“I am pushing for the country’s transition to the digital age through the E-Governance bill I filed. I see that CHED has been implementing initiatives to render services through digital means,” Go said.
The CHED chair noted that connectivity remains a problem in many parts of the Philippines—an issue that could hamper distance learning.
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