BCC aims for university status

April 30, 2022 by No Comments

MAYOR Evelio Leonardia said yesterday, April 29, that the current administration is preparing the groundwork for the elevation of the Bacolod City College (BCC) to a university status.Leonardia, who established the BCC in 1997, said that is the reason why the local government has invested most recently about P350 million for the completion of various facilities of the institution.Among which is the 1,000-seater capacity, air-conditioned Activity Center, Information Systems Building, Business Education Building and Administration Building with library extension, he said.In fact, Leonardia said, the Information Systems and Business Education Buildings have design provisions for additional two floors.“One of the requirements for the BCC to be elevated to a university status is an Activity Center (and) that alone costs P110 million,” the mayor noted, adding that there is no other school in Bacolod, Negros or Western Visayas that allotted P350 million for the massive improvement of its locally funded facilities.He stressed that these developments will not only make the more than 12, 000 graduates proud, but will also enhance the administration and enrolment numbers of the school.BCC Administrator Johanna Rabago-Bayoneta said the college’s modern facilities will be inaugurated soon.“These new facilities will make learning more conducive for students, especially now that they need to be inspired to study well to make a life of their own when the time comes,” Bayoneta added. (PR)