CHED to Offer Scholarship Grants for Affected Teachers after K-12 Implementation

Last month, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) revealed that the K to 12 transitions might affect faculty members once it begins to alter the typical education programs. The commission promised to offer scholarship grants for those who will qualify.

From the recent information shared online, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) assured some teachers a chance to apply for the available scholarship grants if the planned K to 12 transitions started to affect their careers. As stated by the commission, there are informing both private and public higher education schools to nominate those teachers to apply for full scholarship plans to suit them better for the K to 12 programs.

They will offer master degrees to those who can qualify and will be receiving monthly allowance too. Of course, the commission shoulders all the tuition and other charges in full amount.

As stated by Patricia Licuanan, both faculty members and people separated from jobs because of the K to 12 Program are eligible to submit their applications to avail the scholarship grants.

“We recognize that the implementation of the K to 12 is taking a toll on enrollment in our institutions, as well as the teaching loads and income of our faculty. Let’s focus on turning these challenges into opportunities by upgrading their qualifications and skills and keeping them employed. We enjoin all HEIs to explore our scholarships and grants, and work together to address these challenges,” said Licuanan as quoted by inquirer.net.

She added that, “While we continue to make significant progress in providing wider access to higher education, we are also making unprecedented investments in our faculty and academic institutions. CHED is equally committed to ensuring that this is access to quality education.”

Licuanan is the current chairperson of CHED.

From the records provided by the commission, almost 3,272 workers lost their jobs since they implement the new education program in 2016. They believe that more and more teachers will lose their occupations before the end of 2017.

This is the reason why they now offer scholarships for these people to work again after completing their degrees or doctorates.