KASC Elevated To Level III-A
By Marciano Paroy Jr.
Kalinga-Apayao State College has recently gotten the nod of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) when the two agencies elevated the state college to Level III-A from its previous Level II.
SUC leveling (for State Colleges and Universities) is periodically conducted by DBM and CHED to evaluate the performance of SUCs along the areas of Instruction, Research, Extension, and Management of Resources.
“This leveling process gives the concerned SUC a solid revelation of how far the school has gone in terms of achieving its mandates,” Mrs. Perfelia Buen, Board Secretary explained. “As for KASC, we have attained an overall score of 20, fifteen points away from the maximum points of 35.”
In the evaluation summary, KASC scored well in the area of Management of Resources – which is not surprising, considering that the state college has been awarded this second quarter for being Very Satisfactory in the field of Physical and Financial Management, a clear proof of President Eduardo Bagtang’s astute handling of resources and finances.
“What is good with SUC leveling is that it tells us the real story of all our endeavors,” Mrs. Buen further explained. “The rating we have clearly shows that we have a long way to go before we reach the highest level of IV. The College President has to continue with the direction he has taken in order to reach the highest level.”