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By Cyrus A. Natividad

The PACUCOA Accrediting Team with CPU administrative officials, faculty and staff.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Higher Education (PACUCOA) held an orientation on accreditation at the CPU Knowledge for Development Center, Henry Luce III Library on Monday, May 20, 2019. The event was led by Dr. Belen Tanco, Chairperson, of the accrediting team. She was accompanied by seven other members of the accreditation commission. Dr. Irving Domingo L. Rio, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Rev. Joniel Howard H. Gico, Vice President for Student Affairs, attended the event along with several department heads of the University.

On behalf of Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, University President, Dr. Rio delivered the opening remarks. He acknowledged that the goal of seeking accreditation is stated in the COE (Center of Excellence) and COD (Center of Development), both of which CPU has achieved.

The PACUCOA Accrediting Team answers queries from CPU faculty and staff.

Dr. Tanco, in her message, emphasized the benefits of accreditation as the furtherance of excellence, the allocation of resources, and the provision of society with reliant information. According to Dr. Tanco, the institution initiates innovative and modern methods of pedagogy: “On the other hand, accreditation leads the institution to identify areas of planning and allocating its resources; provides society with reliable information on the quality education offered, and provides employees reliable information on the quality of education offered to prospective recruits.”

The attendees agreed that accreditation is the formal recognition of an educational program or an institution as possessing a high level of quality or excellence based on the analysis of the merits of its educational operation.

Prof. Anna Mae B. Cantel is the coordinator of the CPU Knowledge Development Center.

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