LUNA, Apayao – The State-run Apayao State College (ASC) continues to climb the success ladder after it was adjudged one of the top 11 state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country with the most number of offered programs awarded Level I accreditation status by an independent accrediting institution last year.
The Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP), Inc. issued separate certificates of recognition to the top eleven performing SUCS in their quest for excellence in tertiary education.
AACCUP president Luis M. Soralla and Executive Director Manuel T. Cruz signed the certificates of recognition for the 11 SUCs who were successful in having their programs accredited for the first level in preparation for future assessment and evaluation by the same private and independent accrediting agency.
ASC, one of the fastest growing SUCs in the Cordillera over the past several years, had 11 programs accredited for Level I. Having the same number with accredited programs were Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology and Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.
Topping the 11 SUCs in the list of schools with most number of Level I accredited programs was the University of Rizal Systems with 28 followed by the Laguna State Polytechnic University with 18.
Cagayan State University had 13 Level I accredited programs while Aklan State University, Iloilo State College of Fisheries and West Visayas State University had 12 Level I accredited programs.
Batangas State University and Palawan State University were also given citations for having 10 of its programs given Level I accreditation by the aforesaid independent accrediting agency.
Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon, ASC president, expressed her gratitude to all those who painstakingly worked and contributed for the attainment of the Level I accreditation for 11 of its programs in both Conner and Luna campuses of the State-run higher education institution, citing that such recognition is for everyone who pooled their time, effort and resources just to complete the stringent requirements for the completion of the processes.
“We have to give credit to all stakeholders who worked together in uplifting the status of the programs offered by the institution to the students. We want our graduates to be able to cope with the trend of the times through the accreditation of our programs,” Dacyon stressed.
According to her, six programs offered by the institution in its Conner campus and five programs in its Luna campus have been given the needed Level I accreditation.
The five accredited programs in Luna are Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science in Forestry while the accredited programs in Conner are Master in Public Administration, Master in Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education.