PGMA signs law creating Caraga State U

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 5 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today signed Republic Act 9854 or the Act Establishing the Caraga State University (CSU).

The law integrates the Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology (NORMSIST) in this city, and the Northern Mindanao College of Science and Technology (NMCAST) in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte. The main campus will be in this city.

The signing ceremony, held at the NORMSIST Gym, was witnessed by about a thousand students who cheered the President.

In a brief speech, the President said access to quality education will ensure economic progress in Region 13, made up of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur as well as the cities of Butuan, Surigao, and Bislig.

“Congratulations! This is the first state university in the Caraga region,” the President said in the Visayan dialect, adding that she first visited NORMSIST when she was still a senator.

Under the new law, the universities’ existing high schools will eventually be transferred to the Department of Education (DepEd). The high schools will, however, be allowed to remain and operate within the university campuses until the currently enrolled students have completed their high school education.

The law also allows CSU to operate a reasonably sized laboratory school, if it opens a College of Education. (PNA)

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