Monday, February 8, 2010

With DepEd out of the picture for 2010, CHEd takes over (hurray!)

If my memory serves me right, (if there's any in the past, please do remind us) there's really no record that the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) staged a project for the development and promotion of chess in both public and private schools in the country. Hurray! to that. They're finally getting involved in chess. With the 2010 election just around the corner, the Department of Education (DepEd) is most probably will be out of the picture for the rest of the year. In fact, DepEd has not been too keen lately to undertake the project of the NCFP has been putting on the table. So who else NCFP should turn to for help? No other than CHEd. Can the Commission on Higher Education take over the responsibility the DepEd left out and emerges as the unlikely savior? We'll see. But one thing we know for sure is that CHEd is somehow, someway, a much better educational sector than DepEd since it also covers both the public and the private sectors. And oh, by the way, for starters. Here's a brief background in case you're not familiar with CHEd, who is just established 15 years ago:

Pursuant to RA 7722, the CHED is mandated to undertake the following tasks:

  • Promote quality education
  • Take appropriate steps to ensure that education shall be accessible to all
  • Ensure and protect academic freedom for the continuing intellectual growth, the advancement of learning and research, the development of responsible and effective leadership, the education of high level professionals, and the enrichment of historical and cultural heritage.

Organizational Structure
The Commission en banc acts as a collegial body in formulating plans, policies and strategies relating to higher education and the operation of the CHED. It is composed of five full-time members, the chairman and four commissioners, each having a term of office of four years.

Below is from the report of Marlon Bernardino:


THE Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) National Capital Region (NCR) chess tournament gets underway today, Tuesday with National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) president/ chairman Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr. and Asia’s First Grandmaster Eugene Torre gracing the opening ceremonies at the Manila Business College in Alvarez St., Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Torre and Pichay, also the chairman of Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), will give their inspirational message to the participants of the two-day affair which ends on Wednesday.

“This is the first time that the Private Schools Athletic Association, State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association and Local Universities and Colleges join hands to hold this big sports event,” said CHED chairman Emmanuel Angeles.

Champion from different collegiate school will eyeing for the slot to represent the National Capital Region in the finals set this year.

Among the invited teams are Far Eastern University (UAAP), Colegio San Juan de Letran (NCAA), Rizal Technological University (SCUAA-NCR), New Era University (LCAA) and Asia Pacific College (LCAA). MARLON BERNARDINO.

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