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Caraga students warned vs ‘unaccredited’ colleges, universities

The Commission on Higher Education in Caraga cautioned the public against enrolling in higher educational institutions that are not accredited by the agency.

Ramil Sanchez, spokesperson of CHED-Caraga, said students must be cautious and not to be misled by educational institutions purportedly offering unaccredited courses and programs.

“The public is warned that the agency will not honor graduates from an educational institutions that are not accredited,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez issued the warning following reports that some tertiary educational institutions which operate in Caraga, particularly in the provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur, were offering various courses without due accreditation from the agency.

To avoid becoming a victim, the agency advised the public to inquire into the permit or recognition of the educational institution from the government.

Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Agusan del Norte recently approved Provincial Ordinance No. 453-2017 which grants cash incentives to all valedictorians and salutatorians in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the province.

Under the said ordinance, graduating valedictorians and salutatorians will receive cash incentives P3,000 and P2,000; respectively and a plaque each to be awarded on the day of their graduation. By CLC

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