“We are not looking for your weaknesses;we are here to help you.”
Thus, said Dr. Filemon A. Pamittan of the Nueva Vizcaya State University, and overall coordinator of the 18- non team firm the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP) during the opening ceremonies for the accreditation of 13 academic programs held at the college auditorium last March 27.
To be of help to the college, Dr. Pamittan said the accreditors will share their insights and offer recommendations on how the college can continually improve in order to achieve excellences and to comply with standards of quality education. This is the reason why the evaluation of the documents is a great challenge and requires circumspection because the accreditors are expected to give objective judgments in all documents that mere prepared. The support of the local accreditors or counterparts is then very necessary.
He stressed the importance of accreditation, saying the process has always been treated as an effective mechanism for the efficiency and effectiveness of the services that an institution of higher learning provides its students and other stakeholders.
The thirteen academic programs include four in the graduate level and nine in the undergraduate level. With the nine undergraduate programs, four are offered at theTadianCampus while five are at Bontoc Campus. These programs are: Third Survey Visit - Master of Arts and Education; Second Survey Visit – Doctor of Education (Major in Educational Management), Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; First Survey Visit – Master of Arts in Science Education and Master in Teaching English; and, Preliminary Survey Visit – Bachelor in Agricultural Technology and Bachelor in Technical Teacher Education.