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FAAP GRANTS INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION TO SSC-R MANILA
By Dr. Rodrigo F. Ponce Jr.
The Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) through the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) awarded an INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION to San Sebastian College- Recoletos Manila, affirming the SSC-R’s high level quality in all aspects of its operation.
The distinction was granted based on SSC-R Manila’s accomplishments and compliance to the five (5) major criteria set by FAAP such as:
1. the levels of accreditation with at least level II status;
2. more than 75% of the program offerings should be accredited;
3. majority of the total population should be enrolled in the accredited programs;
4. the performance of its graduates in the licensure examination should be at par with or above the national passing rate;
5. the Higher Education Institution should have a well internal quality assurance mechanisms that includes strong research and linkages, instruction process, and community service programs.
The institution is already a Level III accredited for its Arts, Sciences and Business Administration Programs; Level II for Computer Studies, Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management and Accountancy programs; and Candidate status for MBA and Ph.D. programs. The Grade School and Junior High School departments of the institution likewise hold a Level III status respectively.
SSC-R Manila, as one among the seven (7) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) owned and administered by the Order of the Augustinian Recollects (OAR), is the first Recollect School in the Philippines with Institutional Accreditation granted by FAAP.
“The entire institution is deeply honored to be awarded with this prestigious status by FAAP through PAASCU, which according to the criteria, is only given to schools with excellent academic programs and services. With the continued help of our supportive administrators, dedicated and cooperative academic and non-academic personnel, parents, students, alumni and other stakeholders, we would continue to uphold the respect and recognition we garnered as an institutionally accredited school.” Fr. Tolentin, the School President said.
“This grant is an affirmation of the quality total human development that SSC-R Manila continuously provide to its clientele. We are truly proud of this accomplishment. Bravo Baste!” Fr. Tolentin added.
The Students-Administrators Dialogue for the Academic Year 2019-2020 was held at the
HRM Coffee Shop on February 12, 2020 at 2:00 in the afternoon. This perennial dialogue was
spearheaded by the Office of the Student Affairs (SAO), headed by Mr. Francis Ma. L. Competente,
in collaboration with the Supreme Student Government (SSG) of the College Department with the
purpose of listening to the students’ grievances and complaints as far as school administration is
concerned. Nevertheless, this activity, as stressed by Ms. Kathie Lee A. Berco, the incumbent SSG
President, is neither intended to put down or humiliate any administrator, religious or lay alike, nor to
destroy the integrity of a certain office but to talk thing out constructively by settling the differences
and addressing appropriately the pressing problems and concerns happening within San Sebastian
College – Recoletos, Manila, as an educational institution.
Participating in the Student-Admin dialogue were the following:
From the Religious Administrators:
1. Rev. Fr. Nemesio D. Tolentin, OAR, President
2. Rev. Fr. Ferdinand V. Fornilos, OAR, Vice President for Academic Affairs
3. Rev. Fr. Henry H. Santiago, OAR, Vice President for Finance and Vice President for Administration
4. Rev. Fr. Glynn C. Ortega, OAR, Vice President for Religious Affairs and Director, Athletics
5. Rev. Fr. Allan Rubett A. Cabatian, OAR, Director, Campus Ministry Office and School Chaplain
From the Lay Administrators:
1. Mr. Francis Ma. L. Competente, Head, Student Affairs Office (SAO)
2. Dr. Lolita A. De Guzman, Dean, College Department
3. Dr. Rodrigo F. Ponce, Jr., Director, Quality Assurance Office, Director, ETEEAP and Data Privacy Officer
4. Mrs. Sherlita C. Mendoza, Comptroller
5. Mrs. Linda R. Apa-ap, Head Library Systems
6. Mr. Noel A. Casumpang, Chief, Campus Safety & Security Office (CSSO)
7. Dr. Zaela Vanessa M. Mailom, Head, Health Services
8. Ms. Ma. Teresa E. Ronquillo, Head, Student Placement & Development Center (SDPC)
9. Mr. Jay A. Ramirez, Head, External Affairs Office (EAO)
10. Mr. Arnel V. Cruz, School Registrar
11. Mr. Marklee R. Dela Torre, EDP Officer, Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
12. Dr. Mario H. Maranan, Director, Research Center (RC)