CHED Okays “Anti-No-Permit, No Exam policy”
In response to HB6799 “Anti-No-Permit, No Exam policy”
CHED issues memo order to school administrations
Kabataan Party-list Representative Mong Palatino today commended the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) for the issuance of CHEd Memorandum Order (CMO) 02 series of 2010, directing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to be flexible in the implementation of ‘no permit, no exam’ policy. (Attached herewith is the scanned copy of the memo)
The CHED Memo is in response to the HB6799 or the “Anti-No-Permit, No-Exam Policy” filed by Palatino last September 10, 2009. CHED officials were invited in a committee hearing of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) discussing the bill last week. They subsequently agreed to release a memorandum immediately to address the matter. CHED officially issued the memo on January 22, 2010.
The CHED Memo states in Section 3 . Specific Guidelines, “As such, HEIs shall allow students with delinquent accounts to take school examinations.”
“We are very pleased that CHED decided to immediately act on this matter. This is a significant development for the best interest of our students, especially in light of high cost of tuition and other fees amidst an economic crisis,” Palatino said.
He added that the issuance of the memo is very timely because schools are now in their midterm examination period. “We are urging all 1,781 HEIs to comply with the memo. This would especially benefit the 88 percent of our students who are studying in private schools.”
Meanwhile, Palatino urged the students to report non-compliance of school administrations to the CHED directive. “We also extend our aid to CHED in the monitoring of reports and complaints from students regarding this matter.” ###