CHED PINUNA SA MABABANG BILANG NG HEIs NA MAY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
KINUWESTIYON ni Senador Bong Go ang Commission on Higher Education sa mababang bilang ng mga unibersidad at kolehiyo na may Center of Excellence.
“Only 18% of Higher Education Institutions are with Centers of Excellence, Center of Development, with recognized flagship programs, with Autonomous or Deregulated status, or with Level III or Level IV accredited programs,” sabi ni Go.
“Ideally, the more we have of these excellent educational institutions, the better the quality of our education,” dagdag pa ng senador.
Ipinaliwanag naman ni CHED Chairman Popoy de Vera na ang kalidad ng edukasyon ay naibabatay rin sa investment ng gobyerno.
“There is a direct correlation between the level of government investment and the quality of education that is coming in because the centers of excellence that are done are degree programs that are really very improved,” pahayag ni De Vera.
“And so we need to invest number 1 in funding for the graduate studies of faculty who will do the research, we will have to fund the research collaboration and we will have fund linkages between universities here and abroad,” paliwanag pa ni De Vera.
Iginiit niya na maraming SUCs na kadalasang natatapyasan ang budget para sa capital outlay, gayundin sa research.
“It takes a little longer for them to develop degree programs that have high licensure results, degree programs that produce a lot of results. ‘Yun po ang isang dahilan, ‘yung level of investment natin sa higher education ay talagang mababa compare to countries in the region. It’s very low,” dagdag pa ng opisyal.