NAPOLEON B. IMPERIAL received on Dec. 17, 2010 his secondment to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as its Deputy Executive Director effective Jan. 2011. Nap, as he is well known to most of us, is Chief Economic Development Specialist, Education and Manpower Development Division Social Development Staff of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
Just this week, Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education asked Nap to accept an additional assignment to be officer in charge (OIC) of the Office of Programs and Standards (OPS). “I’m humbled,” Nap confides, “and also flattered by the kind of trust she has in me.”
In 2009, Nap, in collaboration with a number of multilingual education (MLE) advocates, helped shepherd DepEd Order #74 which institutionalizes mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE).