Community College Expands  to Admit Growing Enrollment
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Community College Expands to Admit Growing Enrollment

Jun 19, 2024, 7:55 AM
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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas announced plans to open a new site for the Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) to address the influx of enrollees. The new site, located on a portion of the city government property in Barangay Veterans Village, will provide additional classrooms to accommodate the growing population of students.

Due to the rise in registration, Treñas emphasized the need for more facilities and discussed this with the city architect in charge of a development plan for the expansion.

The main campus, situated in Barangay San Pedro, currently serves 1,041 students already enlisted for school year 2023-2024. 

More Courses

The ICCC offers a range of courses including Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, Bachelor of Science in Office Administration, Bachelor of Special Needs Education Major in Early Childhood Education, and Bachelor of Science in Criminology. 

Notably, tuition and miscellaneous fees are free for the community college students, with priority given to graduates of city schools, whose parents are residents of the city, and meeting specific income and academic criteria.

Maria Mathilde Treñas, ICCC administrator, highlighted the college's intention to expand its course offerings once additional space becomes available. 

Presently, the BS Criminology program is conducted on the third floor of the Diamond Jubilee Hall on Mabini Street at the City Proper. 

Quality Education

Mayor Treñas, however, expressed frustration with the City District Engineering Office (CDEO) for delays in vacating the space designated for the college's expansion. As a result, he plans to sign an Executive Order declaring the current City District Engineer as persona non grata upon his return to office on June 13.

The city government's commitment to expanding educational opportunities through the ICCC reflects its dedication to providing accessible and quality education for its residents. 

With the planned expansion, more students will have the opportunity to pursue higher education and contribute to the city's development.

(Opinyon Panay News Team)

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