DO 41, s. 1986 – Creating a Task Force to Study State Higher Education

August 25, 1986
DO 41, s. 1986
Creating a Task Force to Study State Higher Education

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities

  1. In view of the political climate prevailing in the country today, and cognizant of the need for reforms in the higher education system, this Ministry hereby created a Task Force to study state universities and Colleges with the following functions:
    1. To review existing documents and previous studies and to obtain, organize and evaluate data and information on higher education in the Philippines that would be relevant to an examination of the system of state universities and colleges.
    2. To analyze and assess the present system of state higher education to determine problems and prospects.
    3. To submit recommendations to rationalize and improve state higher education in the Philippines.
  2. The Task Force shall be composed of Dr. Raul P. de Guzman, Chancellor of the UP, Los Banos, as chairman and the following members chosen from among respected educators from the public and private sectors:
    Dr. Adriano A. Arcelo
    Fund for Assistance to Private Higher Education
    Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz
    Cagayan State University
    Dr. Josefina R. Cortes
    Faculty Member
    College of Education
    University of the Philippines
    Dr. Edilberto P. Dagot
    Philippine Normal College
    Bro. Andrew Gonzales, FSC
    De La Salle University
    Mr. Alejandro Roces
    Publisher, The Manila Times
    Dr. Nilo L. Rosas
    Assistant Director
    Bureau of Higher Education
    Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
    Dr. Edita A. Tan
    School of Economics
    University of the Philippines
    Dr. Benjamin G. Tayabas
    Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Philippine Christian University
  3. The Task Force shall have the following functions:
    1. Consider broad issues of policy respecting state higher education including system and institutional governance, financing, curriculum, admission, accreditation, faculty and student welfare, and research and extension functions;
    2. Endeavor to gather views from the widest spectrum of institutions, organizations, and interested individuals through consultative meetings and other forms of communication;
    3. May organize technical study groups and a secretariat/administrative support staff; and
    4. Submit its report to the undersigned on or before December 15, 1986.
  4. The Chairman shall present a budget to cover the expenses of the Task Force for approval by the Minister of Education.
  5. This Order shall take effect upon its issuance.

Reference: None
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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