CHED Financial Assistance Program Targets Deserving Priority Course Applicants

CHED Scholar Teaches Out of School Youth

Haydee Capili, a CHED scholar of the 4th District from her 3rd and 4th year at the Mariano Quinto Alarilla Polytechnic College is now a volunteer teacher at the DEPED's Alternative Learning System Program at the Meycauayan East District. Having taught for a few months in a private school in 2014, she can't help but wish there were better teaching materials and facilities for her ALS students as well. But she says the same enthusiasm for learning is there and so, for her, there's a sense of mission to get her students to level up. Ms. Capili, who finished Bachelor in Education, major in English is only a month into her new teaching environment and she laughs softly that her students'  English definitely need working on.  "We try our very best," says the volunteer teacher from Brgy. Liputan, Meycauayan City, who has her eyes glued on taking her licensure exam in September 2015. Not yet a full-pledged teacher, this former CHED scholar is already giving back to empower a community of learners outside the conventional school.

Education remains a priority course of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), which came up with a new Tulong-Dunong Educational Assistance Program beginning School Year 2014-2015 where applicants are ranked based on the previous General Weighted Average and annual family gross income. In the 4th District of Bulacan over 1,629 qualified for the Tulong-Dunong Program in SY 2014-2015; 23% from Marilao, 28% from Meycauayan City, 10% from Obando and 39% from Sta. Maria. CHED budget cut backs will not allow for new grantees in SY 2015-2016. Click here for specific listing of CHED Priority courses for SY 2014-2015 to SY 2017-2018.