MandaueBasak school degree programs not CHEDrecognized

MANILA The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Tuesday said it will not recognize the degree programs offered by the Mandaue City College (MCC) in Basak, Mandaue City.

In a statement, the CHED said the MCC in Centro is one of the newlyrecognized local universities and colleges (LUCs) by the commission.

"The said MCC located at H. Abellana St., Basak, Mandaue City is being operated by Dr. Paulus Mariae L. CaAete. It is not affiliated with the Mandaue City College located at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex, Don Andres Soriano Avenue, Centro, Mandaue City and is currently headed by Atty. Ernesto C. Maringuran," the CHED said.

CHED chairman Dr. J. Prospero de Vera III, in a Notice to the Public on July 9, said the CaAeterun MCC has no legal or juridical personality for lack of government permit or authority from the Commission", adding that it based from the Court of Appeals Sixth Division decision affirming the earlier decision of Regional Trial Court, Branch 216, Quezon City.

On December 3, 2010, the CHED initially issued a closure order against the CaAeterun MCC.

"In line with the Commission's decision, Chairman de Vera advised students currently enrolled at the CaAeterun MCC to transfer to any CHEDrecognized higher education institutions. He also ordered the CHED Regional Office VII to assist the affected students," the CHED said.

The CHED added that graduates of the CaAeterun MCC are not allowed to take licensure examinations administered by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) in accordance with Joint CHEDPRC Circular Number 01, Series of 2010.

Serious about its mission to "weedout noncompliant higher education institutions", the CHED noted that it has created a Task Force composed of designated officials from its Legal and Legislative Service, Office of Programs and Standards Development, and Regional Offices.

This initiative has resulted in the "closure and phaseout of 779 noncompliant or deficient programs" since 2010. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency