More than 800 BCC students graduate

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Saturday, April 5, 2014


MORE than 800 students of Bacolod City College (BCC) earned bachelor degrees and completed two-year courses during the school’s 14th commencement rites held at the BAYS Center Thursday.

“We congratulate you because you deserve it; your success will depend on your determination and your faith in yourself,” Mayor Monico Puentevella, chairman of the BCC Board of Trustees, said in his commencement speech.
Also present during the rites were Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and some members of the City Council.

The BCC has been producing graduates of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with majors in Civil Technology and Electronic Technology, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Office Administration, Bachelor of Elementary Education with concentration in English and Mathematics, and Bachelor of Secondary Education with majors in English and Mathematics.

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It also offers two-year certificates in Information Systems and Computer Technology.

Puentevella encouraged the 110 graduates of Information System and 291 graduates of Associate in Computer Technology graduates to pursue a career in business process outsourcing as Bacolod is among the top cities in the IT-BPO arena.

“Take this occasion to be call center agents. Consider this as your stepping stones for brighter career in the future,” the mayor said.
He also stressed the need to involve genuine educators in the thrust to uplift the quality of education of BCC.

The mayor also shared the dream of the BCC Board to merge all three BCC campuses in one compound.

The plan is to establish a campus “complete with playing and sports facilities and green environment” and an auditorium for events and graduation rites of future graduates.

“The city will look for a lot that will be solely owned by the Bacolod City College,” Puentevella said.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 05, 2014.

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