BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Bataan Heroes Memorial College (BHMC) inaugurated its newly built Administrative Student Services Building yesterday, May 2, coinciding with the 93rd birth anniversary of its late founder Laureana San Pedro-Rosales.
The construction of this building is in preparation for the envisioned increase of enrollees in July due to the graduation of K-12 Program’s first batch and to improve their student services this coming academic year.
According to Administrative Officer Laurice Faye Juarez, upon study and several considerations, they have come up to rising an administrative building instead of new classrooms as an answer to the growing population of the college.
“We initially thought of creating a classroom building but it’s actually more expensive because in terms of perimeter, classrooms are bigger. So overall in terms of floor area, mas malaki so mas mahal kapag classroom building,” Juarez explained.
The old offices at the Academic Building which are as big as a regular classroom will be converted into one, while these offices shall move to the new building to create a one-stop shop.
Moreover, Juarez said that the construction of this building is part of the gradual compliance to the needs of the students for improved services and system, that is why the college will also procure improved and modern facilities in the next few months including new materials for the business courses.
Meanwhile, this admin building was built at the back of the school but is technically at the center for only the half of BHMC’s lot is occupied by now and the rest is reserved for future infrastructure developments.
The blessing of the admin building was led by Rev. Fr. Eugene Suelan together with the guests, BHMC President Dr. Rosalinda R. Deleste, and Capitol University President Atty. Casimiro B. Juarez Jr.