By: Jezeny O. Laoyan, Project Technical Staff III
Strengthening equitable and inclusive access and success in higher education is part of CHED’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2028. With this, CHED-CAR partnered with the Department of Education in the implementation of Project ACCESS (Acquainting In-Coming College Entrants on Scholarships and Grants-in-aid System), an IEC campaign program of CHED-CAR initiated by Regional Director Demetrio P. Anduyan Jr., which aims to orient potential undergraduate enrollees to the different opportunities and financial assistance programs they can avail to pursue higher education.
Last June 30, 2023, the commission participated in the Career Advocacy Seminar of La Trinidad National High School at Lubas, La Trinidad, Benguet. More than 170 Grade 10 students and 90 Grade 12 students were provided detailed information on the different programs under the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPS) and Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
Ms. Christine M. Soriano, Education Supervisor II and the StuFAPS Coordinator, emphasized to the students the importance of carefully choosing their courses, taking into consideration the needs of the nation, as well as their personal interests.
Higher Education Institutions as well as other government agencies in the region also participated in the activity by sharing their program offerings with the graduating students of LTNHS. The seminar aimed to equip students with the necessary information and opportunities needed in choosing their careers. To know more about the grants-in-aid programs under UniFAST, visit https://unifast.chedcar.com/. For more information about the CHED Scholarship Program, visit https://faster.chedcar.com/.