TAGUIG CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA)--Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in an effort to strengthen the capacity building among its employees.
Under the MOA, qualified DOE employees can take Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) at PUP.
DOE in turn, will transfer PhP4,199,958 to PUP to cover tuition fees, miscellaneous fees and honorarium of professors and lecturers.
In a statement, Secretary Cusi said, DOE intends to further enhance the future leaders of the Department.
"On the technical aspect of capacity building, we are continuously updating our knowledge through local and foreign trainings, especially for modern technologies," Cusi said.
"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," Cusi added.
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 within the Department 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 CY 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. (PIA-NCR)