CHED-CAR kicks off Silver Anniversary
La Trinidad, Benguet- The Regional Office- Cordillera Administrative Region launched its commemoration of the 25th Founding Anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) by highlighting success stories from partnerships towards access, equity, and global excellence.
Being a region that was once minoritized in terms of development programs, CHED CAR has assisted the evolution of the region to become the educational hub of the North. CHEDC CAR is now serving 84,539 students through 42 accredited Public and Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering numerous quality programs.
CHED was established on May 18, 1994 through Republic Act No. 7722 as a separate governing entity covering both public and private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It has facilitated in the region the recognition of Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD) programs while endorsing the autonomous status of three Private HEIs.
Throughout the varied struggles for access and opportunities of Cordillerans in Higher Education, CHED CAR has been instrumental to empower and enable Higher Education Institutions to transform its people to be the hope in the mountain!
Dubbed as SariHumPay, a lexicon for Sari-saring Husay at Tagumpay (Various Brilliance and Feats), it showcases an open- house expo that displays the success stories of student- grantees through different scholarships and financial- aid- and- grants opportunities and quality programs. It also highlights the HEI’s milestones featuring partnership with CHED for the past 25 years.
Higher Education Trade Fair was also launched which is intended to assist the SUCs around the region to exhibit their products and technologies that have adopted and/or developed that which are deemed to have social and economic significance.
The festivities commenced on May 7, 2019 with a Unity Walk participated in by HEIs within Baguio and Benguet. It was followed by an Ecumenical Fellowship (Thanksgiving Mass) and a splendid meal of dippig jen dokto (banana and sweet potatoes).
Students, parents, educators, communities, line government agencies, private and non- government organizations, are welcome to visit CHED CAR located at BSU Compound, Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet. SariHumPay- open house expo will continue until May 17 while the Higher Education Trade Fair will be until May 10, 2019.**jsy