Saturday, November 24, 2007

PRC Scrutinizes Agri-Eng’g Program of KASC

by Marciano Paroy Jr.

A team from the Board of Examiners for Agricultural Engineers of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) visited the Kalinga-Apayao State College last November 22 to look into the present developments of the Agricultural Engineering Program of the school.

Headed by Examiner Domingo Tabbal, the team also included Engr. Eduardo Tadeja and Engr. Abraham Os-osas. The visit was in consonance with the mandate of the Board to assess schools offering Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering.

The Board of Examiners for Agricultural Engineers was created to regulate the practice of agricultural engineering in the country. Realizing the need to promote and upgrade the practice of agricultural engineering in the Philippines, the Congress enacted on February 26, 1998 Republic Act No. 8559 or “The New Philippine Agricultural Engineering Act of 1998.” The law which took effect on March 23, 1998 expanded the practice of the profession to reflect current developments in agricultural engineering and resulted to better agricultural engineering career prospects.

It also hastened the delivery of basic and technical agricultural services in the countryside. Today, 4,752 agricultural engineers registered with the PRC ensure food security for Filipinos.

During the post conference with the faculty of the Institute of Mathematics, Engineering and Applied Technology, headed by Dean Amado Imper, the team gave positive feedback as to the direction being taken by the school.

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