CHED announced Free and Quality education in the Philippines

CHED announced its strategic plans to provide Free and quality education to all students in the Philippines. In a recent news interview, an official from the CHED – Commission on Higher Education, Davao Region (Ched-Davao) announced its plans to provide free and equal access to education for every Filipino students for the academic years 2023 to 2028.

CHED Davao announced Free education to all Filipino students
CHED Davao announced Free education to all Filipino students

Announcement by CHED-Davao Supervisor

Dr. Christopher Pio O. Pulido is a supervisor who specializes in education programs at Ched-Davao. Dr. Christopher gave a media interview on May 10, 2024 – Friday morning at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Gymnasium and announced the CHED’s commitment to aligning with the president’s vision and presenting their strategic plan to all higher education institutions nationwide.

“Ched would be presenting its plan of action to the president and all higher education institutions throughout the nation,” he said.

“One of the primary objectives of this strategic plan is to ensure access and equity in education, particularly by eliminating fees for students in state universities and colleges.

Additionally, the commission aims to sustain the delivery of quality education in the region, promote internationalization, and enhance Ched’s corporate social responsibility and internal capacity as an institution.” – a report by SunStar Philippines said.

Importance of Quality Education

Mr. Pulido also highlighted the improving quality of education in the Davao Region, noting the achievements of institutions like the University of Mindanao, recognized with a Philippine Quality Award level four, and Ateneo de Davao, consistently ranked among top universities internationally.

“Dr. Maricar R. Casquejo, director of Ched-Davao, emphasized during her speech at the commission’s 30th-anniversary celebration the importance of collaboration among higher education institutions (HEIs) in advancing transformative and resilient higher education.” – the report added.

“Together as one region, let us continue to push boundaries and shape the future towards a transformative and resilient higher education, especially in the Davao Region,” she said.


The commission’s anniversary event brought together 533 faculty members and students from 57 regional higher education institutions. Themed ‘Transformative and Resilient Philippine Higher Education,’ the celebration featured a unity parade, cheer showcases, and community dances.

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