The Laguna State Polytechnic University participated in the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office IV (CHEDRO) 25th Anniversary in the conference themed “Convergence Initiatives on Higher Education with CHEDRO IV Partners” at the El Cielito Hotel, City of Sta. Rosa, May 2.
Dr. Eden C. Callo, Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), and Dr. Zenaida O. Vitasa, Director of the Curriculum Instruction Development and Quality Assurance (CIDQA) represented the university among participants from the different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Government and Colleges (LGCs), Government Units, and Private Institutions.
Dr. Amelia A. Biglete serves as the Regional Director of CHEDRO IV.
Among the different sectors that presented in the morning session such as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Dr. Jerome A. Chavez of the Department of Education piqued the interest of the participants the most.
After his presentation of the Education Program Supervisor of the Curriculum Learning and Development Division on Feedback on the Readiness of Senior High School (SHS) Graduates to Tertiary Education, Dr. Chavez was asked by different representatives of SUCs on the status of the senior high school, particularly their readiness for tertiary level.
In the afternoon session, presidents of the HEIs organizations presented the status of their respective sectors, specifically: Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, president of Philippine Association of State University and Colleges (PASUC); Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega, president of Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU); and Dr. Caroline Marian S. Enriquez, president of Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU).
The ceremony ended with the signing of statement of support and commitment among higher education associations and partners.