CHED chief “took note” of Duterte’s directives during 2nd SONA

MANILA-- Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chair, Patricia Licuanan, took note of the statements and directives pertaining to education issued by President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Chair Patricia Licuanan took note of the directives related to CHED in terms of streamlining government services and providing lifelong opportunities to Filipinos by enhancing the quality of and access to education and training programs," Licuanan said in a text message forwarded to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Tuesday by a CHED staff member. Licuanan was asked to comment on her reaction to Duterte's pronouncements regarding education and other issues affecting the commission that were tackled during the SONA.

We will continue to widen the scope and fully implement the K to 12 (basic education program) that highlights skills training, learner mobility, and lifelong learning among Filipinos, Duterte said in his address.

The president said the country's laws should support and not impede national development in a speedy and sustainable manner.

"In our bid to accelerate human capital in our development to ensure lifelong opportunities by enhancing the quality of and access to education and training programs, we have to sustain investments in higher education, he said.

In his speech, Duterte also reiterated his directive to all government agencies involved in front-line services to our people from womb to tomb" to further streamline their respective services to make these truly efficient and people-friendly.

Source: Philippine News Agency