Biliran Province State University (BiPSU) received recognitions during the virtual awarding of the 2021 Gawad CHEDRO VIII last May 20.
The said award-giving activity spearheaded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was organized to recognize Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the region which have made exemplary performance in different areas including the conduct of COVID-19-Related Activities, securing of Certificate of Program Compliance (CoPC), and production of graduates of the Scholarship for Graduate Studies- Local Program, among others. In an interview, BiPSU University President Dr. Victor C. Cañezo, Jr. noted that BiPSU's recognition is not just a milestone of the institution, it is also the success of all its employees and stakeholders working behind.
"Being an awardee by CHED with these three recognitions is a proof of our continued commitment in serving quality education for our students while ensuring that our employees and the community are also well taken cared of," he added.
BiPSU has eight COPC
With BiPSU's efforts in advancing its programs to ensure that quality education is provided to its students, BiPSU was again recognized by CHED with its eight programs awarded with CoPC. Certificate of Program Compliance or CoPC is a recognition by CHED that the degree programs offered by an SUC are in full compliance with the policies, standards, and guidelines set by the commission. BiPSU's eights programs with CoPC include Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS), Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BA Comm), Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd), Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
BiPSU in COVID-19 initiatives
Meanwhile, BiPSU's initiative to help the community in the mitigation of COVID-19 was also recognized in the said awarding. As soon as the province was put into community quarantine last year, BiPSU immediately extended its resources to Biliranons and the nearby cities. Among these initiatives include provision of meals, washable facemasks and PPEs to frontliners around the province, distribution of improvised intubation box to the Biliran Provincial Hospital (BPH), different Rural Health Units (RHUs) and nearby healthcare facilities, and extension of assistance to stranded students in Biliran. According to Dr. Cañezo, BiPSU and the rest of the community share the same fight, and as an institution with something to offer, BiPSU had always extended and will continue to extend its services to the community.
BiPSU among SUCs with highest SGS grads
BIPSU was also recognized for producing graduates of the Scholarship of Graduate Studies (SGS)-Local Program Graduates of Sending Higher Education Institutions (SHEIs). With 14 graduates from the Main Campus and four from the Biliran Campus, BiPSU is one of the SUCs with the highest numbers of graduates in the said scholarship program. SGS is a program of CHED that provides graduate student-recipients with scholarship privileges that include tuition cost, stipend, book allowance, and transportation allowance. BiPSU, a Sending Higher Education Institution that nominates personnel for the said scholarship, has six graduates of Doctor's Degree and eight graduates of Master's Degree.
Moreover, the 2021 Gawad CHEDRO VIII, attended by the private and public HEI Presidents in the region, is in line with the week-long celebration of the 1st National Higher Education Day and the CHED 27th Founding Anniversary.