Republic Act No. 7722, ‘The Higher Education Act of 1994′

Republic Act No. 7722, otherwise known as “The Higher Education Act of 1994”, was signed into law by former President Fidel Valdez Ramos on May 18, 1994, creating the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Attached administratively to the Office of the President of the Philippines, the creation of CHED was part of a broad agenda of reforms on the country’s education system outlined by the Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM) in 1992. Part of this reform was the trifocalization of the education sector into three governing bodies: the CHED for tertiary and graduate education, the Department of Education (DepEd) for basic education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for technical-vocational and middle-level education.

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Republic Act No. 8292 ‘The Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997′

On June 3, 1997, Republic Act No. 8292, otherwise known as “The Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997”, was passed and signed by former President Fidel Valdez.

The law provides for the uniform composition and powers of the Governing Boards of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) nationwide, as well as the manner of appointment and term of office of the president of chartered state higher education institutions.Furthermore, RA 8292 laid down the powers and duties of the SUC Governing Board, the highest policy making body in the institution.