November 26, 2022

The city council has passed an ordinance that created an education coordinating body to ensure better delivery of education services in the city.

The Baguio City Education Coordinating Council (BCECC), created through Ordinance 95 s. 2021, stated coordination among education bodies and other essential partner institutions results in more harmonious policies, up to date standards, and aligned education outcomes.

The council will lead in coordinating with the various education stakeholders, including government agencies and those from the private institutions; develop systems or pathways of collaboration among education stakeholders; and gather, collate, review, and evaluate suggestions and recommendations from various stakeholders.

The BCECC is also mandated to come up with a system of measuring the collective success rate of the education services in the city and serve as the city’s education quality assurance team tasked to review and assess the state of education services for the past three years as basis for coming up with tailor-fit and more strategic and responsive education programs for the city.

It is also tasked to do local policy recommendations centered in enhancing the city’s education-related services that would further strengthen the hold of the city as the center of quality education in the north; spearhead capacity building programs involving education stakeholders that promote synergy, harmony, and seamless cooperation geared towards vibrant Baguio City as an education center; and recommend to the city council legislative measures for possible adoption covering and concerning the education sector and may represent the education sector in the City Development Council.

The BCECC should establish partnership with, but not limited, to concerned government agencies related to education and other similarly situated private institutions.

The BCECC will be chaired by the mayor and co-chaired by the chairperson of the city council committee on education, culture, creativity, and historical research.

The BCECC should conduct regular quarterly meetings aside from holding special meetings that will be called by the chairperson for exigency purposes.

An operational budget of P200,000 will be appropriated annually by the city government through the Division of City Schools subject to the regular accounting and auditing procedures. – PIO release