“ASEAN paves the way for educational development [in the country] by providing scholarships for faculty members to pursue their masters or doctorate degrees,” Chief Education Program Specialist John A. Banaynal of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED)-10 said in a radio interview.
Banaynal, who was the guest during the “Lambo Dyes” radio program of the Philippine Information Agency) PIA)-10 over Radyo ng Bayan, disclosed that CHED would like to highlight its participation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) community with the higher education institutions (HEIs).
As the Philippine chairs ASEAN 2017, CHED has also highlighted ASEAN during its 23rd founding anniversary with the Higher Education Week celebration last May 15-19, which was anchored on the theme, “Harmony in Diversity, Connecting with ASEAN Community.”
In the same radio program, Banaynal also discussed the CHED’s student financial assistance program such as the Tulong Dunong for the ongoing college students, and the scholarships for incoming college students, persons with disabilities (PWDs), solo parents and senior citizens.
The week-long event was also capped by discussions on ASEAN challenges and access to higher education among HEIs scholarship coordinators in region 10.
A video showing on ASEAN was also conducted to help bring the ASEAN consciousness to the higher education sector.