Cagayan State University

Planning Director passes national competitive exam for HECOs


Posted on September 9, 2016

Planning Director passes national selection exam for HECOs

The University Planning and Development Director and University PBB Focal Person of Cagayan State University passed the three-stage competitive examination for Higher Education Career Officer (HECO) eligibility administered in different dates and venues in July this year.

Dr. Ian Roger M. Francisco received a notice on Aug. 16 from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), announcing that he was selected to be part of the first batch of the Philippine Higher Education Career System – Executive Development Program (PhilHECS-EDP).

One of the two from Region 2, Francisco was chosen from among 140 applicants nationwide due to his “qualification and performance over the course of the PhilHECS selection process.” He is one of the 40 passers identified by CHED. Please see the names of other passers on the CHED notice attached with this report.

PhilHECS, according to CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan, in her Aug. 15 Memorandum, is a program designed “to engage SUC executives and enhance their competencies to prepare them for increased roles in the improvement of the public higher education sector in the country.”

Based on the approved EDP calendar, PhilHECS will run from Aug. 23, 2016 to Feb. 24, 2017, with two major components: executive development training which includes lectures, immersion and colloquium and final eligibility assessment, both done at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City.

CHED partnered with the Development Academy of the Philippines for the implementation of the pilot run of the program with professors coming from the commission, DAP, Asian Institute of Management and performing state universities and colleges.

If Francisco, after a careful evaluation of his performance during the training cycle, qualifies, CHED will make him a HECO eligible.

On his Facebook account, CHED Deputy Executive Director Napoleon Imperial, one of the key officials sitting in the PhilHECS technical working group chaired by Commissioner Alex Brillantes, said PhilHECS “shall be both a training academy and career service board similar to the CESB.”

He said “those who complete the EDP admission to which is highly competitive, shall be further assessed for certification to join the Roster of Eligible Executives and be conferred the title and become Career Higher Education Officers or HECOs from whose ranks selection and appointments to SUC Presidency shall be made."

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