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The Commission on Higher Education – Caraga Regional Office (CHED Caraga) Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Regional Coordinators conducted a consultative meeting with school officials of the Merchant Marine Academy of Caraga, Inc. (MMACI) on June 9, 2023 to provide initial assistance to the HEI regarding the implementation of UniFAST programs under the Universal Access to Quality Higher Education Act (UAQTEA). 

UniFAST Regional Coordinator Ms. Daisy I. Grana assisted MMACI officials in the identification of their HEI’s designated Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Focal Persons, the preparation of the Memorandum of Agreement between CHED-UniFAST and MMACI, and gave a brief outline of the initial processes involved in the implementation of UniFAST programs for the 5 MMACI programs recently recognized by CHED.

Following this consultative meeting, on June 26, 2023, Regional Coordinator Ms. May Trinity N. Dela Torre served as resource speaker at the school’s campus and gave an orientation on the Tertiary Education Subsidy program under UniFAST, as well as the CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP) to MMACI school officials.