Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) on Monday at the DOE Multi-Purpose Building.
Under the MOA, PUP will conduct post-graduate classes for qualified DOE employees for its Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA). The DOE in turn, will transfer P4.199 million to PUP to cover tuition, miscellaneous fees and honorarium of professors and lecturers.
Cusi said, “It is our intent to further enhance the future leaders of the DoE. On the technical aspect of capacity building, we are continuously updating our knowledge through local and foreign trainings, especially for modern technologies. Through this MOA, we aim to nurture a primed workforce that is adept in the administrative aspect of our day-to-day operations.
This would ease our processes within the Department, ensuring that we will be able to serve the public more efficiently and at a higher standard.”
There are 42 DoE employees who qualified for the post-graduate degree program after a stringent selection process.
“We wanted to make sure that the best employees were given this privilege, especially those with aspirations in a long-term career in public service.” Cusi added.
The MPA degree program will run from curriculum year 2018 to 2020 and the qualified participants will be required to maintain a general weighted average (GWA) not lower than 2.0 as part of the standards set in the MOA.