Councilor eyes city hall as venue for college classes

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014


BACOLOD City councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. has authored a resolution which will convert the City Hall into an extended venue for the Bacolod City College (BCC) classes.

The resolution said the BCC, which was established for poor but deserving students of Bacolod City, has a total student population of 3,748 for school year 2013 to 2014.

The college maintains a maximum class size of 50 students which require at least 75 classrooms for its entire student population, it said.

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The BCC has 41 classrooms in its Taculing campus, Sum-ag and Fortune Towne extensions with a shortage of at least 34 classrooms and it is an urgent concern to resolve such deficiencies, the resolution said.

Out of 3,022 students who took the entrance examination, only 1,962 or at least 64 percent were admitted for the first year due to the limited infrastructure of the college, Gamboa’s resolution said.

Gamboa’s resolution will enjoin the administration of the BCC, City Engineering Office (CEO), and Office of the Building Official (OBO) to conduct a study on the proposed conversion.

Gamboa also requested the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), through Mayor Monico Puentevella, to provide funds for the proposed project.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 30, 2014.

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