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Bacolod City College seeks CHED accreditation

BACOLOD — The Bacolod City College (BCC) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for its students to avail of free tuition under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
Bacolod City (Lone District) Rep. Greg Gasataya said over the weekend that the BCC needs to submit all the requirements soon, adding that the CHED is willing to provide assistance.
BCC is being run and funded by the city government of Bacolod. Gasataya said the BCC has already complied with the initial requirements.
The lawmaker said he expects an increase in enrollment among state-owned universities and colleges because of the free tertiary education.
Established in 1997 during the first term of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, the BCC offers Bachelor in Elementary Education, Bachelor in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Major in Electronics Technology and Civil Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Office Administration.
It also offers a two-year Ladderized Program in Associate Computer Technology leading to the degree Bachelor Of Science in Information System.
President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed into law the bill that would provide free tuition for state universities and colleges (SUCs).
Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that free tertiary education in SUCs is a very strong pillar and cornerstone of the President's social development policy.
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Last Modified: 2017-Sep-19 23.31.24 UTC+0800