Eight programs of Central Luzon State University (CLSU) have undergone Level IV accreditation by the Accrediting Agency and Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) from November 29 to December 3, 2021 via Zoom in pursuit of achieving the highest standard of education.
The virtual accreditation evaluated the following curriculums: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences for Level IV Phase I, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness for Level IV Phase I (Revisit Areas), and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine for Level IV Phase II (2nd Cycle).
The esteemed accreditors were composed of trusted professors from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) with Prof. Nestor C. Competente from Rizal Technological University (RTU) as the overall coordinator for Level IV Phase I together with Dr. Arnel B. Millesca from Partido State University for Level IV Phase II.
President Edgar A. Orden delivered welcome remarks to which he thanked the accreditors for their patience, support, and assistance. Moreover, President Orden hoped that through this accreditation, the university will continue to produce highly competitive graduates who will contribute to the community and can compete in the global arena.
During the closing ceremony, Dr. Arnel B. Millesca delivered the overall impression of accreditors for the Level IV Phase II. He also thanked the local task force for the excellent and commendable presentation of documents and best practices. He also recognized the faculty, students, and alumni who answered their questions with authority and conviction which was a manifestation that the programs are ready for the 3rd cycle.
On the other hand, Prof. Nestor C. Competente conveyed the overall impressions of the accreditors for the Level IV Phase I wherein he acknowledged the consistent performance of the university in international and national rankings as well as the continuous generation of topnotchers and passers in professional examinations.
“The institution is also ISO Certified which means the processes in all the transactions and services meet the requirement of your clientele and that you deliver consistent performance” he added.
Meanwhile, President Orden delivered the pledge of commitment to comply with the accreditor’s observations and suggestions. He also extended his gratitude to the 16 accreditors who are known in their respective fields.
“Hindi po namin makikita ang aming kakulangan at kamalian, that is why we always ask somebody from the outside who will look in. The only way for us to improve, especially now that we are faced with challenges, such as the online mode of teaching, the internationalization, and other pressing issues is to undergo evaluation,” he added. He was also grateful to them saying “To all the accreditors, I salute all of you and thank you very much.”
Concluding his speech was the acknowledgment of the task force for their efforts in accommodating the accreditors and preparing the documents.
This accreditation was set to be the last for this year.