Cognizant of the utmost importance of having a safe environment in the delivery of higher education, the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 2 (CHED RO2) met with the heads and representatives of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) to tackle matters pertaining to ensuring the security of school grounds and the safety of students on November 20, 2023 via the Zoom Platform.

Heads and representatives of HEIs shared safety-related measures and practices implemented by their institution. Emphasis on the cruciality of maintaining and ensuring a safe environment while assuring the delivery of quality and accessible education was conveyed during the meeting.

Earlier this month, a student was shot within the premises of an HEI in the City of Tuguegarao. The Commission recognizes the incident and is with the community in the call for justice and in praying for the recovery of the victim.  (A. Maguigad Jr.)