PACUCOA once again hails UST as having the most accredited programs in PH

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) recognized the University of Santo Tomas for having the most accredited programs in the National Capital Region and the country. UST brought home eight prizes at the awarding ceremony, which was held on December 1 during its 50th anniversary celebration and 34th General Assembly at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.

UST also has the highest number of accredited programs at Level IV, the highest possible rating given to programs “with prestige and authority comparable to similar programs in excellent foreign universities,” according to the PACUCOA website. Each Level IV program is granted full autonomy for the duration of its accredited status.

BS Medical Technology, BS Accountancy, BS Nutrition and Dietetics, and BS Architecture were also recognized for producing topnotchers in the recent Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) licensure examinations.

The community outreach/extension program of the College of Science, titled “CHEERS to Laudato si’: Care for our common home through environmental expedition integrating the role of service-learning”, obtained Second Prize.

Respected academic individuals from the University were also recognized during the gathering, including Dean Emeritus Carmen Kanapi, Ph.D., who received a posthumous Award for Service. Faculty of Pharmacy officials Prof. Aleth Therese L. Dacanay, Ph.D., Prof. Frieda Z. Hapan, Ph.D., and Prof. Edilberto P. Manahan, Ph.D., and Graduate School academic staff Prof. Belen L. Tangco, Ph.D., OP, were given service awards, while Prof. Lucila O. Bance, Ph.D., was named Outstanding Accreditor.

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