The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has affirmed its dedication to enhancing the quality of higher education, securing the top spot as the most trusted government agency in the second quarter survey by Octa Research Tunog ng Masa (TNM).
In an official statement, J. Prospero de Vera III, the Chairperson of CHED, attributed this accomplishment to the collective efforts of all CHED personnel in bolstering their programs and initiatives.
“These achievements will spur us not only to continue but also improve the delivery of higher education programs in the country. This is a team effort,” remarked de Vera.
“The success of CHED is a result of the hard work of its employees throughout the country, as well as the efficient implementation of free higher education and other programs by both public and private higher education institutions,” he added.
The survey disclosed that approximately eight out of ten Filipinos, spanning various socioeconomic classes, expressed contentment with CHED’s performance. The agency garnered the highest trust and performance rating at 80 percent.
Following CHED were the Department of Education (DepEd) at 79 percent, the Philippine National Police (PNP) at 76 percent, and the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at 75 and 73 percent, respectively.
De Vera extended his gratitude to the public for their support of CHED’s initiatives.
“We in CHED are thankful for the trust and confidence of the Filipino people as we become the top-rated government agency as shown in the survey,” he expressed.
The commission’s exceptional performance was particularly evident in the Visayas region, where 91 percent of respondents reported satisfaction, with 9 percent remaining undecided, and no respondents expressing dissatisfaction. In the National Capital Region and Mindanao, satisfaction stood at 86 percent, and in balanced Luzon, it reached 71 percent.
Conducted from July 22 to 26, the survey encompassed 1,200 participants from across the nation. (PNA)