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MCC stops HRM, tourism courses

Garry B. Lao (The Freeman) - May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

CEBU, Philippines - Two courses at the Mandaue City College (MCC) will be closed down because the school cannot provide adequate facilities, in accordance with the memorandum from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

In a Board Resolution No. 28-2017, the Mandaue City College Board of Trustees will no longer be offering the courses of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRMO) and Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM) effective school year 2017-2018.

"The decision was arrived at by the Board of the City College because the school cannot provide the adequate facilities for the courses, in accordance with the memorandum from CHED," the board resolution read.

There are at least 28 incoming fourth year and graduating students of the city college that would be affected by the termination of the course offering.

The school administration pointed out that the high cost of creating facilities to conform with the CHED memorandum proved to be prohibitive and not cost-effective for the city college.

"The termination of the courses offering for BSHRM and BSSTM is the most feasible option available," the resolution read.

This has prompted the MCC Board of Directors to request Mayor Gabriel Luigi Quisumbing to extend financial assistance to the affected students.

Councilor Nilo Seno, who is the chairman of the committee on laws and ordinances, said they do not see any hindrance to extend financial assistance to the affected students, as it is intended to assist them in their transfer to accredited colleges and universities offering the BSHRM and BSTM courses.

In yesterday's session, the city council authorized Mayor Quisumbing to grant financial assistance to the incoming fourth year and graduating students of the Mandaue City College in the amount of P300,000.

"Since there would be at least 28 students of the City College that would be affected by the termination of the course offering, it would be appropriate for the city to at least extend financial assistance to them," Seno said.

The amount of P300,000 will be charged under the General Fund/Non-Office; Donations/Financial assistance. (FREEMAN)

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