COCOPEA-PASUC held 4th conversations for education

July 29, 2018

MANILA -  The Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) and the Philippine Association of Statue Universities and Colleges (PASUC)         met for the 4th leg of its annual regular dialogue to discuss areas of partnership in area of tertiary education. The respective members of the organization realize the important role of both private and public educational institutions in upholding the mandate of providing the Filipino people access to quality higher education. 


Despite the inclement weather, heads of numerous educational institutions attended the dialogue and braved the flooded streets. 


The two groups discussed how collaborations, in the sprit of complementarity can be managed. Updates on the implementation of Republic Act 10931 and the Unified Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education was shared by Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison of the Commission on Higher on Education (CHED). Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, of CEAP discussed his thoughts on academic freedom and the quality of higher education.


Dr. Arnulfo Mascarinas (BSU) and Dr. Ester Garcia (UE) shared their thoughts on how to bridge the gap between the public and the private educational entities and level the playing field.


Dr. Edgardo Tulin (VSU) and Dr. Horacio Montefrio (TVSA, IETI) discussed updates on the initiative on innovation centers in each region to support programs in improving the quality of education.


The dialogue resulted in the presentation of reports by various committees and resolutions on various pressing issues in the education sector.