City to allow coeds outside city to enroll-A A +A
Friday, March 22, 2013
AFTER almost eight years, the Cebu City Government will again allow non-residents of the city to enroll at the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) College of Nursing.
This, after the City Council approved the resolution filed by Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias on the matter.
The passage of Cabarrubias’ resolution was delayed for two weeks, after members of the council questioned the guidelines on the enrollment of non-city residents.
During their regular session last Wednesday, the council decided to approve the resolution after Cabarrubias showed clearer enrollment guidelines from the College of Nursing dean Vicenta Jaluage.
Under the guidelines, a non-resident of the city may be enrolled in the school if he or she will pass the entrance examination.
He or she should also secure an affidavit from a guardian stating that they are related.
The guardian must be a resident of the city and that it is willing to attend meetings that may be called for by the school, the guidelines said.
The guidelines said, though, that city residents will be the priority in the enrollment at the College of Nursing.
“Should the number of resident enrollees within two months prior to the start of classes be less than 100, any qualified non-resident enrollee may be admitted in the college,” the guidelines states.
The non-resident enrollee can start enrolling at the College of Nursing on June.
Sought for comment on the approval of the Cabarrubias’s resolution, Mayor Michael Rama said he favors the move to allow non-residents of the city to enroll at the college.
“Anything that will be good for education, I am for it,” he said.
Cabarrubias had pushed for allowing students from the neighboring cities and municipalities to enroll at the CCMC College of Nursing because its enrollees over the past years have already been decreasing. Its income, too, has reduced.
In 2005, its nursing students reached 467. For 2012, the school’s population has
reduced to only 191.
For its income, the school has only earned P7 million in 2012 when it had earned some P10 to P12 million in the previous years.
It was in 2005 when the City issued Resolution No. 05-1674 which only allows residents of the city to enroll at the College of Nursing. The school started operating in 1999.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 22, 2013.