Resolutions of PASUC and COCOPEA adopted during the 2nd PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations (Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, 12-13 January 2017)

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Acting jointly, the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) resolved as follows:

Resolution 1:
That the Philippine System of Education provide access to quality higher education to all qualified Filipino students.

Resolution 2:
That government scholarships be provided in quality higher education institutions, both public and private.

Resolution 3:
That qualified Filipino students able to pay for their higher education pay for it; that qualified Filipino students unable to pay for their higher education be fully supported in their higher education by government through scholarships and allowances as needed, especially in programs or courses consistent with the National Development Plan and contributory to the realization of Ambisyon Natin 2040.

Resolution 4:
That the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and the Coordinating Council of Private Colleges and Universities (COCOPEA), representing segments of public and private education respectively, shall work together in complementarity to improve the quality higher education in both public and private HEIs.

Resolution 5:
That a committee jointly constituted by PASUC and COCOPEA draft legislation to create innovation centers in each region; the centers shall bring together resources of public and private HEIs, industry and agriculture in the regions to foster and promote innovation in industry and agriculture and appropriate regional niching, strengthening human resource development for this purpose and providing incentives for private support.

Resolution 6:
That PASUC and COCOPEA shall jointly propose to the Department of Education that the SUCs be relieved of their role in the provision of Senior High School under the K-12 Program considering the readiness of the Department of Education to fulfill this responsibility in collaboration with the private sector.

Resolution 7:
That PASUC and COCOPEA jointly commit itself to the culture of quality assurance guided by the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network and its ASEAN Quality Reference Framework and request the Philippine government for necessary funds to support this commitment.

Resolution 8:
That PASUC and COCOPEA jointly commits itself in academic freedom and responsibility to its shared mission of providing quality higher education to the Filipino people and to find the appropriate structures to support and govern itself under the reasonable regulation of government as higher education in the Philippines.

Resolution 9:
That PASUC and COCOPEA shall jointly invite leaders of Local Colleges and Universities (LCUs) to collaborate with it in this shared mission.

Resolution 10:
That the President of PASUC and the chair of COCOPEA shall seek an audience with Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the specific purpose of presenting and explaining these resolutions approved jointly by PASUC and COCOPEA during the “2nd Round of PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations on Complementarity between Public and Private HEIs” held at Finster Auditorium, Finster Hall of the Ateneo de Davao University on 12-13 January 2017.

Resolution 11:
That the Resolutions of the 2nd Round of PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations on Complementarity between Public and Private HEIs held at Finster Auditorium, Finster Hall of the Ateneo de Davao University on 12-13 January 2017 shall finalized by the collaborating staffs of the PASUC, COCOPEA, and the Office of the President of the Ateneo de Davao University.

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About Joel Tabora, S.J.

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