THE Talisay City College is ready to welcome around 1,200 enrollees this year despite some questions regarding some courses that will be offered.
Dr. Edgar Martinez, TCC caretaker and dean of colleges, said classes will start on June 15, even though they are still applying for accreditation with the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) 7 for some of their courses.
Last school year, Ched 7 questioned the TCC when it found out that the college continued offering courses that had yet to be accredited, like its degree programs Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, Master in Public Education and Master of Arts in Education, and Doctor in Education.
But Martinez said that school officials are confident they will be able to comply with requirements.
Aside from regular meetings with Ched 7, school officials are also talking with the Cebu Technological University (CTU) to update the status of their consortium agreement.
In a separate interview, Talisay City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes urged Martinez to immediately comply with the accreditation requirements.
De los Reyes wants to convene the TCC Board of Trustees before the opening of classes to update them on the college’s accreditation status.
Talisay City (population: 200,772 as of May 2010) is one of a handful local governments in Cebu that operate a local college.