Ched-7: No papers on CTU extension campus

By: Michelle Joy L. Padayhag June 19,2015 - 11:19 AM

AN OFFICIAL of the Commission on Higher Education (Ched-7) said he didn’t yet receive any documents and requirements on the planned Cebu Technological University extension in barangay Bonbon, Cebu City.

Pedro Fudolig,  chief of the technical division for Ched-7 told Cebu Daily News that a campus extension should also be recognized and approved by the main campus’ board.

“It is the main campus who will decide whether to approve it or not. It takes also one year to comply with the requirements for the opening of an extension campus,” Fudolig added.

Among the requirements needed are the documents for the policy and standards that will serve as guidelines for the extension campus to operate, and these documents should come from the main campus, he said.

“An actual inspection should be done by Ched-7. There must be a regional quality assessment that will check the buildings, classroom, laboratories, offices and its curriculum. These have not yet been complied with for the CTU campus extension in barangay Bonbon ” Fudolig told CDN.

Rep. Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa (Cebu City south district)  initiated the opening of a campus extension in barangay Bonbon.

When sought for comment, Abellanosa said the course programs in the extension classes still come from the CTU main campus.

“That is the reason Ched does not see records of the extenstion as a separate entity,” Abellanosa said.

Abellanosa also criticized Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama for opposing the extension campus project.

“This is my unsolicited advice to Mike Rama. Why not strike a MOA with CTU to also establish extension classes in other isolated barangays in the city?” he added.

Abellanosa also claimed that the budget to operate the CTU mountain college extension in Brgy Bonbon starting this first semester of school year 2015-16 is part of Republic Act 10651 or the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 approved by Congress and signed into law by President Aquino on December 16, 2014.

It is also incumbent upon CTU to implement the mandate of RA 10651, he said.

Abellanosa claimed last weekend that the campus extension has the same faculty, administration, instructions, curricula, standards and all recognized by CHED-7.

Jerlito Letronod,  CTU chief administrative officer for administration, also clarified in a press conference the other day that there was no enrollment for an extension campus in barangay Bonbon.

He said there was also no permission from the school’s board to use the school logo in a tarpaulin placed at the school gym and no agreement has been signed.

Fudolig said that  the CTU main campus with its school board can solve the dispute.

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