LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The upcoming batch of college and post-graduate students who might be hard up in pursuing their college and post-graduate courses because of financial constraints may be able to enroll in their desired courses following the decision of the Benguet State University (BSU) to open medical, law and accountancy courses in the future.
BSU President Dr. Felipe S. Comila reported that pertinent documents for the proposed opening of the medicine course is for his action while the proposal to open law and accountancy courses will be worked out by the concerned offices.
He claimed that the opening of the university’s medicine course will be similar to the current set up of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) which is attached to the University of the Philippines (UP), thus, the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) will also serve as the learning institution for BSU’s medical course as the latter’s re-nationalisation is being worked out by Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap.
Aside from the said courses, Comila said he will closely work with the officials of the Buguias campus for the possibility of opening the long-overdue criminology course, while for the Bokod campus, the opening of the proposed tourism course because of its proximity to the Mount Pulag National Park, the second highest mountain peak in the country and the highest mountain in Luzon.
The BSU official pointed out there will be equitable opportunities for development among the university’s three campuses to spread balance in the development of the campuses for the benefit of concerned stakeholders and the public in general.
According to him, brand new service vehicles to be purchased next year will be given to the university’s Buguias and Bokod campuses apart from the construction of dormitories and other structures in the said school sites which were initially programmed to ensure there will be equitable spread of development in the different campuses.
While the State-run higher education institution will be charging fees for prospective enrollees of the new courses, Comila disclosed such fees will be lower than those being charged by the private higher education institutions as the university is envisioned to provide affordable quality education to the youth from all walks of life.
He envisions the university to continue soaring to greater heights amidst the serious challenges being posed by the prevailing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that caused the implementation of blended and flexible learning in the academe while awaiting the situation to normalize.
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