MALAYBALAY CITY (IPS) ʺWe are here to help you, like your travel companion as you journey for quality and excellence,ʺ the over-all coordinator of the 13-member accreditation team from AACCUP or Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, said.
Dr. Evelyn B. Campos, quoting AACCUP national director Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz, shared this in her message in the opening program of the five-day Level III survey visit for seven programs in two Bukidnon State University colleges.
“We accreditors are not your adversaries. We are not on the other side of the fence. We belong to one family, the SUC (state universities and colleges) family,” added Dr. Campos, who is from Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology (ZSCMST).
She invited the BukSU community to look at the survey visit as the most exciting days.
“Since we are in the Ber months, please look at the AACCUP accreditors as your Santa Clauses bringing two gifts. One, is the gift of time. Two, is the gift of oneself”.
Dr. Oscar B. Cabañelez, BukSU president, who spoke ahead of Dr. Campos, hailed AACCUP accreditors for their sacrifices and contribution to BukSU.
He said the suggestions and recommendations from AACCUP accreditors through the years helped in the gradual improvement of the university. He compared BukSUʾs submission for accreditation to the pruning of the Golden trumpet trees featured in a presentation.
ʺEven with the pruning (AACCUP), the trees will always bloom,ʺ he added.
The president credited AACCUP for reminding BukSU to be better, including its achievement in the effort for internationalization. He cited the hosting of international conferences and the engagement with educational institutions from other countries.
Dr. Cabanelez also noted recent feats of the university from a trip to Manila last week such as being a recipient of the Selyo ng Kahusayan (Seal of Excellence) from the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino for the third time. Two BukSU students also won in two different contests held by organizers in the same event at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
The president also cited some achievements in infrastructure development.
ʺAll our development can be based partly from the accreditorsʾ recommendations,” he added.
Dr. Cabañelez thanked the BukSU family, especially the local accreditation task forces from the College of Business and the College of Social Development and Technology (CSDT) for the extra effort and team work.
Deans Dr. Maribel G.Valdez (CSDT) and Dr. Demetria May T. Saniel (COB) introduced their local counterpart task forces.
Dr. Joy M. Mirasol, BukSU VPREIA and concurrent OIC-VPAA, extended her reminders to the BukSU community to remain steadfast. She also assured accreditors that BukSU has done its best to prepare for the accreditation visit.
The opening program was graced by the performance of the BukSU Rondalla and the presence of other BukSU officials and stakeholders. (Ritchelee B. Alugar, COE- IPS Contributor)