A NEW school building for Mandaue City College (MCC) was inaugurated on Thursday in barangay Basak, Mandaue City.
The President of the Teacher’s Organization of the Philippines (TOP) Dr. Carolina Danao and her Vice-President Dr. Remedios Llose were invited as special guests.
Dr. Paulus Cañete, college president, cut the ribbon after the blessing to formally open the building with Dr. Remedios Llose, Dr. Carolina Danao and lawyer Victor Biaño.
The President of the Teacher’s Organization of the Philippines (TOP) Dr. Carolina Danao and her Vice-President Dr. Remedios Llose were invited to grace the occasion.
Also present were former Consolacion mayor Avelino Gungob, former Mandaue City administrator lawyer Victor Biaño and the school’s Board of Directors.
The new two storey six-classroom building costs almost a million peso, according to Cañete. The building stands on a rented lot.
Cañete said they already abandoned the former location of Mandaue City College in barangay Tipolo after moving to H. Abellana Street in barangay Basak.
The school now has a population of more than a thousand students.
“This is still a public college of Mandaue, though we are deprived of the subsidy intended for us,” said Cañete.
He said they filed a case in relation to their claims that the subsidy should be given to the original Mandaue City College, which was created through a city ordinance.
The case is still pending at the Supreme Court.
Dr. Danao, in her message, told the students to that despite the hardships and persecutions they encountered, success can still be achieved. “The Teachers Organization of the Philippines is with you. Just unite and support your leaders,” she said.
She told the students that the original Mandaue City College is a good school. “You have the rights to exist as city college. You should pass the licensure exams and be proud of your school,” she added.
Dr. Cañete said MCC still managed to provide quality education, despite its lowest tuition at P100 per unit. “Our nursing department got 90 percent compliance in Regional Quality Assessment given last November 2008, and we have a lot of students who are already teachers now after they passed the licensure examination,” he said. /CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA