New CHED Executive Director takes oath of office

MANILA-- Newly-appointed executive director of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Karol Mark R. Yee, took his oath of office Wednesday before CHED Chair Patricia B. Licuanan .

Prior to his appointment by President Rodrigo R.oan Duterte, Yee served as Program Director of CHED's K to 12 Transition Program, which mobilized efforts to support higher education institutions and personnel affected by the implementation of K to 12 from 2016 to 2021.

Licuanan said Yee as Executive Director would be in-charge of the Executive Office that serves as clearinghouse for all communications received from internal and external sources.

He will also oversee the coordination of the agenda items and provides secretariat support to the Chairperson, in collaboration with the commission secretary in the preparation and documentation of the major meetings.

Yee is also expected to closely monitor all central and regional offices of CHED, making sure that all units are pursuing a common road map, consistent with the Commission's reform agenda and strategic plan 2017-2022, Licuanan said.

Yee previously served as Legislative Officer of former Senate President and now Special Envoy to the European Union, Edgardo J. Angara, working on Republic Act 10533, or The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, and Republic Act 10410 or the Early Years Act, among others.

He also headed the Conference Secretariat of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), and the establishment of the Angara Centre for Law and Economics.

He finished his Master in Education, International Education Policy at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, as a Fulbright Scholar, Licuanan said.

Source: Philippine News Agency