After facing initial challenges in the release of allowances to 4,096 scholars under the Commission’s K to 12 Transition Program, CHED has announced that it has finally completed the release of the allowances to eligible faculty and staff grantees today.
Following the ongoing effort since November 2017 during which the Commission resumed processing of allowances after the COA Notice of Suspensions, CHED has now completed the release of allowances to 2,828 eligible scholars, of which 2,247 is for full release, and 581 is for partial release.
Scholars may check their status through the online public tracker which is updated regularly: http://chedk12.com/sgsdisbursement. CHED Regional Offices have likewise been mobilized to communicate with the scholars to update them of their status.
Due to accounting and auditing rules, the Commission can only release partial allowances to scholars with remaining deficiencies in terms of submission. Meanwhile, for 1,268 scholars who have been unable to submit valid enrollment forms, releases remain on hold. Release of allowances under the Program are triggered by the complete submission of valid enrollment forms and authenticated copies of grades for the previous semester.
The Commission is also continuously processing the full release of allowances to scholars who are able to submit pending documents as they come, and resolving issues on documentary submissions, within the bounds of government accounting and auditing rules, to facilitate releases for remaining scholars at the soonest possible time.
The K to 12 Transition Program began in 2016 to prevent the massive displacement of higher education faculty and staff in colleges and universities due to the implementation of Senior High School (SHS), while upgrading the quality of higher education.