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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7722 - AN ACT CREATING THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Section 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the "Higher Education Act of 1994."
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. — The State shall
protect, foster and promote the right of all citizens to affordable
quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to
ensure that education shall be accessible to all. The State shall
likewise ensure and protect academic freedom and shall promote its
exercise and observance for the continuing intellectual growth, the
advancement of learning and research, the development of responsible
and effective leadership, the education of high-level and middle-level
professionals and the enrichment of our historical and cultural
Sec. 3. Creation of the Commission on Higher
Education. — In pursuance of the abovementioned policies, the
Commission on Higher Education is hereby created hereinafter referred
to as the Commission.
Sec. 4. Composition of the Commission. — The
Commission shall be composed of five (5) full-time members.
During the transition period which begins upon approval of this Act,
President may appoint the Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports as
ex-officio chairman of the Commission for a maximum period of one (1)
year. Thereafter, the President shall appoint a Chairman of the
Commission and four (4) commissioners, who shall be holders of earned
doctorate(s), who have been actively engaged in higher education for at
least ten (10) years, and must not have been candidates for elective
positions in the elections immediately preceding their
appointment. They shall be academicians known for their high
degree of professionalism and integrity who have distinguished
themselves as authorities in their chosen fields of learning. The
members of the Commission shall belong to different academic
Sec. 5. Term of Office. — The President shall
appoint the full-time chairman and the commissioners for a term of four
(4) years, without prejudice to one reappointment. The terms of
the initial appointees shall be on a staggered basis: the full-time
chairman shall hold office for a term of four (4) years, the next two
(2) commissioners for three (3) years, and the last two (2)
commissioners for two (2) years.
Sec. 6. Rank and Emoluments. — The chairman and the commissioners shall have the rank of a Department Secretary and Undersecretary, respectively. They shall receive the compensation and other emoluments corresponding to those of a Department Secretary and Undersecretary, respectively, and shall be subject to the same disqualifications.
Sec. 7. Board of Advisers. — There shall be
constituted a Board of Advisers which shall meet with the Commission at
least once a year to assist it in aligning its policies and plans with
the cultural, political and socioeconomic development needs of the
nation and with the demands of world-class scholarship.
Sec. 8. Powers and Functions of the Commission. —
The Commission shall have the following powers and functions:
Sec. 9. The Secretariat. — The Commission shall
organize a secretariat which shall be headed by an executive officer,
subject to the national compensation and position classification
plan. It shall fix the secretariat's staffing pattern, determine
the duties, qualifications, responsibilities and functions, as well as
the compensation scheme for the positions to be created upon the
recommendation of the executive officer. It shall also prepare
and approve its budget.
Sec. 20. Separability Clause. — If any part or provision of this Act shall be held unconstitutional or invalid, other provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.
Sec. 21. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect
upon its approval.
Approved: May 18, 1994