CHED releases priority courses for qualified Student Financial Assistance Program

March 26, 2014 9:40 am 

MANILA, March 5— The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Tuesday has selected top priority courses for qualified beneficiaries for its Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPS) for the school year 2014-2015 and 2017-2018.

This is the result of the national development plans and manpower demands for 2014-2015, the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Jobs Fit 2020 Vision last Sept. 30-Oct. 24 last year with National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) as well as the Commission En Banc Resolution No. 872-2013 on Dec. 4.

CHED said the following courses shall be followed within the next five years as agreed upon by the Inter-agency Committee during aforementioned meeting.

Minted in the Information Technology course are Information Technology and Computing Studies are Multimedia, Animation, Programming, Computer Science, Information System Management, Bachelor in Library Science and Information System Major in System Analysis where 10 percent of the StuFAPS will be spent.

Named in Agriculture and Related Fields are Agro-Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Engineering, Agri-business /Management, Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Technology, Agriculture, Fisheries, BS Food Technology and Agricultural Economics with 15 percent of budget allotment.

In Teacher Education major in Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Reading English, Educational Media/Technology, Special Education (SPED), Human Kinetics, Physical Education and Sports Science, Bachelor of Physical Education major in School PE, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Planning (for teachers), MAPEH, Music Education, Art Education, Health Education with a budget share of 10 percent .

Science and Mathematics has a lineup of BS Math, BS Physics, BS Biology, BS Chemistry, BS Marine Biology/Science, BS Applied Physics, BS Geology, BS Earth Science, BS Applied Mathematics, BS Statistics/Applied Statistics, Atmospheric Science and Environmental Science for a 13 percent share of CHED scholarship funds.

In the field of engineering are mechanical, Electronics, Communication, Metallurgical/Mining, Computer, Biomedical, Chemical, Geodetic, Electrical,Meteorological, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Bio Chemical Engineering for a 15 percent budget portion.

Assigned with 10 percent funding in Health and Sciences are Pharmacy, Radiology Technology, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy and BS Nutrition.

Given five percent budget in the Arts and Humanities are creative and Performing Arts, BS Religious Education, BS Philosophy and BS Theology.

Other five percent recipients of CHED StuFAPs funding in the Social and Behavioral Sciences are BS Psychology, BS Social Work, Human Development and Guidance and Counseling. (PNA)

FPV/LOR

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