CHEDRO8 envoys commend SPSPS’ FLIES program

Education supervisors from the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 8 (CHEDRO8) lauded the Flexible Learning and Innovative Education System (FLIES) program of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS), rating the features of the program ‘developed’ and ‘fully developed’.

In their ocular inspection conducted last Feb. 28 at the Mary Ngo Auditorium, the CHED officials evaluated the implementation of the FLIES program based on the commission’s criteria for appraising learning innovations among higher education institutions (HEIs) across the country.

“There are no more areas for improvement on the FLIES program. It is effectively and efficiently implemented,” one of the evaluators said.

In 2020, CHED issued Memorandum Order No. 4 which set the guidelines on implementing flexible learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The commission also laid out its plans to ensure effective teaching and learning outcomes despite significant changes in the education landscape, which includes the evaluation of flexible learning programs of HEIs.

The CHED team of evaluators was composed of Jane Arguelles-Latorre, Emmanuel Antonio A. Lim, Engr. Socorro Q. Ramos, and Cydric B. Suyom.

The evaluators encouraged SPSPS to share its best practices with other HEIs in Region 8, saying the school is commendable for its prompt response to the pandemic’s impact on education.

SPSPS is one of the first schools in the region visited by CHED for evaluation.

The proceedings of the evaluation were recorded for presentation to the CHEDRO8  regional director and other education supervisors. (Story by Jerwin Bethoven F. del Pilar)

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