Aquino Signs 8 New Laws for More State Colleges, Universities

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Aquino Signs 8 New Laws for More State Colleges, Universities


Parents will have more choices when it comes to picking a school for their children after President Benigno S. Aquino III signed eight laws creating a number of state colleges and universities in the country. The new state colleges and universities are found in the provinces of Cebu, Iloilo, Oriental Mindoro, Compostela Valley, Leyte and Surigao del Norte. The President signed Republic Act No. 10594 establishing a state college in Talisay City, Cebu to be known as Talisay State College. The new state college will offer undergraduate and graduate studies in science, education, agriculture, fishery and industrial fields and other relevant areas of study. Also signed was Republic Act No. 10595 converting the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology in Iloilo City into a state university to be known as Iloilo Science and Technology University. It will provide professional instruction and training in arts and sciences, philosophy, education, engineering, agriculture and forestry, among others. The Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro will also be converted into the Mindoro State University based on Republic Act No. 10596. Undergraduate and graduate courses include agriculture and forestry, fishery and environmental studies, information and computer technology, and business management. The President also signed Republic Act No. 10597 establishing the Northern Iloilo State University that will offer courses in marine technology, harbor/port and business management, engineering, rural enterprise organization and community development, among others. Republic Act No. 10598, meantime, seeks to establish the Compostela Valley State College, integrating as regular branches the Bukidnon State University external studies centers in Monkayo, Maragusan, Montevista and New Bataan. …

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