Gov't Grants University Status To Capiz Private School
In a press conference, Dr. Expedito Señenes revealed that the Commission on Higher Education en banc has granted their school a university status effective July 14, 2010.
By virtue of Resolution No. 186-2010 and in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, FCC was granted a university status under the name Filamer Christian University.
Señeres said that they have met all the standards and other requirements set forth by the CHED in the granting of a university status.
According to him, FCC was the first school so far that was granted a university status within one year from the time of their application.
He acknowledged the efforts of Dr. Salvio Llanera of same school for spearheading the task force for a university status.
Señeres said that the attainment of a university status is a dream come true to everybody, including the parents, students, faculty and the members of the Board of Trustees who had been working very hard and complying with all the requirements to attain said vision.
Filamer Christian University is now 106 years old, which started in 1904 as a home for orphans and poor children, named as the Capiz Home School, under the care of the American Baptist missionaries offering elementary education.
It was in 1949 that said school was raised to the high school level and became Filamer Christian Institute in 1952, which name is a combination of Filipino and American in establishing and running the joint venture in Christian education and cooperation.
It was in 1985 that Filamer Christian Institute became officially known as Filamer Christian College.
"After 106 years of providing quality education in a Christian atmosphere coupled with hard work and by the grace of God, we have attained our dream of being a university, the first private school university in Capiz," Rev. Eliseo Fantilaga, chairman of the Board of Trustees of said university concludes. (Jemin B. Guillermo-PIA)