CFOS Dean Yap appointed to CHED Technical Panel for Fisheries Education

Ms. Lenilyn Gallos

Prof. Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap, dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas, was appointed to the Technical Panel for Fisheries Education of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Yap took oath as a member of the new set of technical panels in a ceremony held online on February 7, 2023.

CHED chairman Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III administered the virtual oath-taking of the seven-member team spearheaded by Mr. Michael Tiu Lim as the chairperson. Lim is the Vice President for Business Development of Mega Fishing Corp.

Other members of the said panel are Atty. Gloria E. Ramos (Vice President, Oceana- Phils), Dr. Carlos C. Baylon (Member, PRC Board of Fisheries), Dr. Catalino Dela Cruz (Member, PRC Board of Fisheries), Dr. Maria Rowena R. Equia (Professor, De La Salle University and retired Scientist, SEAFDEC AQD), and Dr. Dan M. Arriesgado (Dean, School of Marine Fisheries and Technology, Mindanao State University – Naawan).

The technical panel is expected to assist CHED in the formulation of policies and standards, and in the evaluation or assessment of higher education institutions (HEIs) and the program offerings.

Members of the technical panel were selected based on their expertise, training, and experience.