PHILIPPINES: Quality assurance guidelines to be drafted

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has ordered the creation of a six-person special body that will draft a set of guidelines to ensure quality education at the tertiary level, reports The creation of the Coordinating Council for Accreditation, or CCA, stems from the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Educational Reform for the establishment of a "set of common standards of accreditation per discipline".

The CCA will fall under the Commission on Higher Education and will be chaired by one of is commissioners, with members also from various education associations and accreditation bodies. Its funding will be drawn from the Higher Education Development Fund.
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