UNC Bataan campus celebrates 2nd year founding anniversary

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 7 years ago

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan The University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) Bataan campus is set to celebrate their second foundation day on Wednesday, January 13.

UNC is a premier university in Southern Luzon. The Bataan campus is located in a land area in Barangay Rizal which was formerly occupied by Northern Bataan Institute where Payumo and other known officials in the said town finished their secondary education.

Last year, the Ayala group has raised its stake in the Philippine education sector by investing P450 million to acquire 60 percent of University of Nueva Caceres (UNC), one of the leading universities in the Bicol region. The Bataan campus was not included in the deal. The investment in UNC, which is located in Naga, Camarines Sur, was made through Ayala Corp.’s education investment arm Ayala Education Inc.

Founded in 1948 as the first university in Southern Luzon outside Manila, UNC has around 7,000 students, with many well-recognized programs in arts and sciences, business and accountancy, computer studies, criminal justice, education, engineering and architecture, graduate studies, law, nursing and basic education (K-10).

The UNC is guided by its motto, “Non Scholae Vitae” (not of school but of life), and attuned to the demands of a highly dynamic global environment, the University commits itself to quality and excellent education for all to transform the youth into entrepreneurial, productive, morally upright, socially responsible professionals for a just, humane and progressive society.

The University has one of the biggest student populations in the Bicol region and offers courses from Kinder to Graduate levels. All course offerings are recognized by the government and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Commerce are accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA). Its College of Engineering and Architecture is now one of the few regional centers for technological education in the Philippines.

The university’s academic standards have been proven by alumni who have performed well in the government Board and Bar examinations. In fact, as of October 2006, 110 of them are topnotchers.

UNC chairman Felicito C. Payumo said aside from senior high school, they now offer new courses such as Technical and Vocational Livelihood track or TVL that includes Home Economics (Food and Beverage, Bread and Pastry Production, Housekeeping) Industrial Arts (Consumer Electronics Servicing, Shielded Metal Arc Welding) and Information and Communications Technology (Computer Hardware Services)

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