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Immaculate Conception College to undergo another accreditation

Davao City (12 August) -- The University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) continue improving its educational system and will undergo another round of accreditation.

UIC president Mo. Ma. Assumpta David, RVM told reporters on Thursday that the university will be rated by a team from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on August 25-26 regarding its information technology system

Noted as the only regional information center in Mindanao Mo. Assumpta said they will continue looking and improving their educational system to maintain quality standard.

There is an increasing growth of the population of the University and she said that upgrading the system and operating within the required criteria is what they are carefully implementing.

Come December 8, 2005 the University will turn 100 years old and Mo. Assumpta said their existence has contributed a lot to the growth and development of Davao City.

The UIC is the first catholic school in Davao City and its first school was housed in a small building at the back of where the San Pedro Cathedral is now located.

It was first named as St. Peter Parochial School but was changed to Immaculate Conception Academy in 1934 and later to Immaculate Conception College and now the University of the Immaculate Conception.

Through the years the school made sure that it responded to the call of the time as 30 years ago they received their first accreditation from the Philippine Association of Accredited Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

The UIC aside from offering elementary and high school education has courses offered in college related to health namely pharmacy, medical technology, nursing and nutrition. It is also into information technology and is also offering graduate studies and other social science courses.

Mo. Assumpta also said that cost of education at the UIC is just right.

"You know parents would always equate tuition with the standards but I will not give up my school's standard to other universities here," she said.

Mo. Assumpta also said that based on survey, parents prefer their university because of values and discipline instilled to the students. (PIA/pdbanzon) [top]

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