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The Administration of the Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) would like to congratulate the Graduate School for the new recognition given by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). Under CHEd Memorandum Order No. 08, Series of 2016 dated March 8, 2016, OLFU Graduate School has been given approval as a Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) of the Scholarships for Graduate Studies in the K to 12 Transition Period. The program will be delivered starting academic year 2016-2017.
The approved Graduate School programs under this CHEd recognition are as follows:
In a memorandum released by CHEd Chairperson, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, dated November 16, 2015, she stated that “the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or Republic Act 10533 mandates the Commission to help ensure a smooth transition to K to 12. Aside from providing support to Senior High School (SHS) implementation, the Commission also aims to ensure the sustainability of higher education institutions (HEIs), especially from SY 2016-2017 to SY 2020-2021, where the nationwide rollout of SHS will result in low enrollment in HEIs during this Transition Period, thereby affecting many of our teaching and non-teaching personnel.”
Dr. Licuanan added that, “the Commission, thus, established the K to 12 Transition Program, which includes, among other component projects, Scholarships for Faculty and Staff Development. Under the program, a total of 15,000 slots will be opened nationwide through the Transition Period for HEI faculty and non-teaching staff to take master’s and doctoral studies, with the goal of equipping 70 percent of HEI faculty with graduate degrees by Academic Year 2010-21. This increased investment in scholarships necessitates the establishment of more quality graduate programs that are accessible to faculty and staff scholars in each region.”
The whole OLFU community would like to congratulate the Graduate School headed by Dean Heracleo D. Lagrada, Vice President for Academic Affairs and its faculty members for this new recognition granted by CHEd.