The officials and representatives of the University of Southeastern Philippines, City Government of Davao, Department of Education –Regional Office XI, and Davao City National High School had a meeting today at the USeP, Obrero Campus regarding the proposed establishment of the City-Legislated College in Davao City.
Eyed to be offered in 2020, the proposed City-Legislated College aims to provide education for the deprived, disadvantaged, and marginalized sector like the indigenous peoples of Davao City. The establishment of City-Legislated College is not intended to compete with the private and state universities and colleges rather its sole purpose is to provide access and equitable distribution of opportunities to the underserved Dabawenyos. Large-scale objective of this program is to minimize, if not eradicate, poverty in the country, to create better lives for the less fortunate students, and to be active in nation-building.
The City Government of Davao (CGD) will create a Technical Working Group for this undertaking. It will be composed of representatives from USeP, CGD, DepEd –XI, and Commission on Higher Education, among others. The CGD will finance a feasibility study that will be spearheaded by the Research Division of USeP.
Present during the meeting are USeP officials led by Pres. Lourdes C. Generalao; Atty. Raul Nadela, Jr., Chief of Staff, City Mayor’s Office; Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion of Department of Education –Regional Office XI; and personnel from Davao City National High School headed by its principal, Dr. Wenefredo E. Cagape.