The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – Caraga Regional Office joined the opening of the weeklong festivities for the 1st National Higher Education Day and CHED 27th Founding Anniversary with the theme “Padyak! Moving Forward, Claiming Victory for Philippine Higher Education Pamantasan: Pandayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran.” 

The office welcomed the celebration on the morning of May 17, 2021, with activities in conjunction with the nationwide opening ceremony, followed by a special ceremony within the region and its constituent HEIs.

The program began at 8 o’clock in the morning with a flag ceremony at the HEDC Building, followed by a virtual gathering via ZOOM Cloud Meetings to witness the national opening ceremony broadcasted live from the CHED Central office.

After the national opening ceremony headed by the CHED Central Office, the Opening Ceremony activities for the Caraga Regional office began once again via virtual gathering. The program kicked off with an acknowledgement of representatives from the participating HEIs by Ms. Noeme Rose Mani, Education Supervisor II, followed by an anniversary message from the Director IV, Dr. Leonida S. Calagui.

…Because of our strong collaboration and united efforts, we were, we are, and we will still be able to thrive and bring great transformations to the education system of the country that continue to touch and change lives of the youth and of all the people in the community,” said Dr. Calagui. She also mentioned the progress made on numerous commitments the Commission’s Caraga office made, and called to the stakeholders to work together to achieve greater things.

Following the uplifting message was a lively Caraga ethnic culture-inspired dance number by the CHED Caraga Dancers with participation from the entire office.

Participants were also brought on a trip down memory lane with a special video looking back on CHED Caraga through the years of its public service.Following that was a series of heartwarming messages of congratulations from our many partner agencies in the local and provincial government and constituent HEIs.

CHED has truly lived up to its mandate for the improvement of quality of higher education and the community has since benefitted from this change.” said Hon. Dale B Corvera, Agusan Del Norte Provincial Governor.

The opening ceremony closed with a feature on the Way Forward Activities to be expected later in the week. This was discussed by Dr. Julia Felisa Martinez, Chief Education Program Specialist.

The weeklong activities for the 1st National Higher Education Day and CHED’s 27th Founding Anniversary will run from May 17 to May 21, 2021. See the full schedule at our official website, www.chedcaraga.ph, or at our official Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/CHEDCaragaPH.