In order to better improve its services as an academic institution for higher learning, the Palawan State University underwent accreditation from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) Inc. on October 6-11.
Composed of twenty-one members, the AACCUP team evaluated the University’s documents, conducted interviews with University officials and faculty, and visited some of the on-going classes of several of PSU’s colleges, which included the College of Teacher Education (CTE), College of Business and Accountancy (CBA), College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT), College of Sciences (CS), and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS). The team will then evaluate the University based on the standards in its criteria.
Under the leadership of its director Dr. Cecilio L. Manarpaac, the University’s Quality Assurance Center coordinated with AACCUP to ensure a smooth and efficient accreditation process between the accreditation team and PSU.
The programs to undergo accreditation include the Doctor of Education – Educational Management, MA in Education – Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Education, School Leadership and Instruction, Guidance and Counseling programs under CTE, Master of Public Administration, MA in Management, BS in Entrepreneurship under programs CBA, BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering, and BS in Mechanical Engineering programs under CEAT, the BS in Computer Science program under CS, and the BS in Nursing program under CNHS.
During the opening program held on the first day, PSU President Dr. Jeter Sespeñe expressed his willingness towards working with the AACCUP team to ensure that PSU’s needs for development and improvement are addressed.
“We will make sure that AACCUP will have all the information they need in order to assess our institution. As a State University, we are always open to whatever improvements and developments that are needed in order for PSU to grow and improve,” the President remarked.