On its 27th founding anniversary, the chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recapped the help it provided to Filipino students who need financial aid for their studies.
Around 1.5 million students studying in state and local universities and colleges had free tuition and miscellaneous fees through the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
Meanwhile, some 400,000 students received stipends under the Tertiary Education Subsidy during the pandemic, while 400,000 got scholarships under the Grant-in-Aids program, Tulong Dunong.
“The higher education landscape has tremendously changed and continues to transform amidst the pandemic. But I am confident that we will all survive,” the chairman said.
Last year, colleges and universities closed down their campuses due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, and shifted to online classes and offline method using printed learning materials.

高等教育委員会(Commission on Higher Education: CHED)の委員長は、同委員会の27回目の設立記念日に、学業のために経済的支援を必要とするフィリピン人学生への支援を振り返った。
また、パンデミック期間中、約40万人の学生が高等教育補助金を受け、40万人が補助金プログラムTulong Dunongにより奨学金を受けました。