Western Mindanao State University, with its goal of acquiring an institutionally accredited status, has been awarded with seven more Certificates of Accreditation by the Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) during the 27th AACCUP Annual National Conference from February 11-13 at Manila Hotel, Rizal Park, Manila.
The programs that were accredited are the following: level II re-accredited status for Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education (College of Teacher Education) and Bachelor of Nursing (College of Nursing); candidate status and level I accredited status for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (College of Home Economics; and Candidate Status for the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education (College of Home Economics).
WMSU President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho received the awards from the AACCUP President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla Jr. and AACCUP Board of Trustees Vice President Dr. Evelyn C. Cruzada. With Dr. Ho were OIC-Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena and OIC-Director of Quality Assurance, Dr. Susan P. Dela Cruz.
The forum was attended by SUC Presidents and Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors of Quality Assurance, Chairs of International Accreditation Bodies, Accreditors and Senior Faculty, CHED officials and officials and accreditors from Private Higher Education Institutions.
During the convention, AACCUP and NNQQA launched the CHED-sponsored Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance Program with presentations by national and international experts who discussed the issues and best practices of the program and its implementation in State Universities and Colleges. (WMSU Press Release)