DLSU, UST, AdMU granted 5-year autonomous status by CHEd
De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) have recently been granted a five-year autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), which could mean less government regulation in implementing programs and raising tuition fees.
The five-year autonomous status is the highest grant given by CHEd.
According to CHEd Memorandum Order No. 20 series of 2016, the autonomous status of the three schools would run from April 1, 2016 until May 31, 2021.
Among the benefits of the grant include the prerogative to determine curricular programs and offer extension classes, establish linkages through distance education, be exempted from the issuance of special order for its graduates and grant an honorary degree to deserving personalities.
The said schools will also be prioritized in subsidies and other financial incentives from CHEd.
The three schools have recently been included in the list of top 350 universities in Asia, according to London-based education consultancy firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). AJH/RAM
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