- Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College
name = Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College
motto = "Carving a name in the map of higher education ""
established = 1982 under
Bukidnon State CollegeExternal Studies Center, 1992 Converted into Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College
Semi-Public School Run by Government
president = Dr. Remegita Olvida
campus = 5 Satellite Campuses
Surigao del Sur
students = 5000
grad = 100
faculty = 200
staff = 300
colors = Blue
nickname = SSPSC |affiliations = Public School and Semi-Public. Run by the
Philippine Association of State Universities and Collegesand a member of Mindanao Association State Colleges and Universities Foundation, Inc.
website = [http://www.sspsc.edu.ph]
"Carving a name in the map of higher education"
In 1982, the
Bukidnon State College, now Bukidnon State Universityof Malaybalay, Bukidnonunder the leadership of then President Jaime Gellor opened its extension in Tandag known as the Bukidnon State CollegeExternal Studies Center. With Rufma Luna as College coordinator, the extension had the Jacinto P. Elpa High School as the venue for its classes. Its college instructors then were paid only honorarium. There were only 153 pioneering students when it opened in school year 1982-1983.
SSPSC believes that higher education is an instrument for the improvement of life through democratized access to quality education and in the development of a well-rounded personality.
SSPSC is an entrepreneurial and productive academic institution at the timber corridor of the Philippines which develops quality, responsive, employable and competitive graduates who shall serve as agents for social transformation.
As a polytechnic state college, it provides opportunities for higher education in the fields of industrial technology, teacher education, agriculture, agri-business and commercial sciences, forestry, aqua-marine technology, environmental science, arts, sciences, engineering and technology, technological education, and advance studies to support research, extension services and income- generating activities.
It shall also provide effective technical-vocational instruction and training in industries required for immediate entry into occupations consistent with the manpower requirements of the region.
SSPSC Tandag commits to:
1. Produce graduates who are :
a) specialists in their respective fields;
b ) highly competent in all areas of education; and
c) experts in engineering and technology.
2.Create an environment conducive for professional advancement;
3.Pursue improved quality of life through research;
4.Acquire technology through extension services; and
5.Upgrade the human resources of the province.
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In 1982, the
Bukidnon State Collegenow Bukidnon State Universityunder the leadership of Dr. Jaime Gellor in Malaybalay City, Bukidnonopened its extension in Tandag, Surigao del Sur known as Bukidnon State College External Studies Center with the late Miss Rufina G. Luna as the College Coordinator. Then years later, on October 10, 1992, Hon. Mario Serra Ty and Hon. Ernesto Estrella, Congressmen of the 1st and 2nd Districts of the province filed a bill which was approved by Her Excellency, President Corazon C. Aquino as R.A. 7377 converting the Bukidnon State College into Surigao del Sur Polytechnic College. The creation of this higher education institution integrates as its satellites the Cagwait School of Arts and Trades in the Municipality of Cagwait, the Tago River Valley Institute of Agriculture in the Municipality of Tago, the Surigao del Sur Institute of Fisheries in the Municipality of Lianga and Tagbina-Barobo National High School in the Municipality of Tagbina, all in the province of Surigao del Sur.
Six years after, on April 23, 1998, R.A. 8628 was approved giving way to the conversion of Surigao del Sur Polytechnic College to Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College with Dr. Antonio S. Ang as the first President. In the year 2000, the Surigao del Sur Institute of Technology (SSIT) in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur was integrated making it the 5th satellite pursuant to BOT Resolution No. 34, series of 2000.
The following year marks another milestone in the history of SSPSC. The unexpected retirement of then President Antonio S. Ang, paved the way for the Search Committee to undergo a painstaking selection process which eventually led to the choosing of the new lady President, Dr. Remegita C. Olvida whose appointment was confirmed by the Board of Trustees pursuant to BOT Resolution No. 114 series of 2001. Recently, the incumbent Congressman, the Honorable Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. filed House Bill No. 2544 converting SSPSC into a State University. Awaiting for its approval, everybody hopes for a bright future of SSPSC as it faces multifarious challenges in the pursuit of academic excellence, global competitiveness and high productivity.
Ten years later, on October 10, 1992, Representatives Mario Serra Ty and Ernesto Estrella of the 1st and 2nd District of Bukidnon, respectively, filed a bill – which was later approved by then President Corazon C. Aquino as Republic Act 7377 – converting the Bukidnon State College into the Surigao del Sur Polytechnic College. This newly created college integrated as its satellite campuses the Cagwait School of Arts and Trades in the Municipality of Cagwait, the Tago River Valley Institute of Agriculture in the Municipality of Tago, the Surigao del Sur Institute of Fisheries in the Municipality of Lianga and the Tagbina-Barobo National High School in the Municipality of Tagbina, all in the province of Surigao del Sur.
On April 23, 1998, R.A. 8628 was approved, converting the Surigao del Sur Polytechnic College into the SURIGAO DEL SUR POLYTECHNIC STATE COLLEGE (SSPSC). Dr. Antonio Ang served as the first president of SSPSC.
The Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College in Tandag, Surigao del Sur.
In 2000, the Surigao del Sur Institute of Technology (SSIT) in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur was integrated into SSPSC, making it the fifth satellite pursuant to the Board of Trustees Resolution No. 34 series of 2000. Also, that year, the Board approved Resolution No 05, series of 2000, allowing the offering of five engineering courses at the SSPSC Main, namely, Civil, Mechanical, Agricultural and Computer, and Electronics and Communications Engineering.
The following year marked another milestone in the history of SSPSC. The unexpected retirement of then president Ang paved the way for the search committee to undertake a painstaking selection process, which eventually led to the selection of a lady president, Dr. Remegita Olvida, whose appointment was confirmed by the BOT pursuant to its Resolution No. 114 series of 2001.
In 2003, the BOT unanimously approved a new term of president Olvida, pursuant to BOT Resolution No. 38b, series of 2003.
SSPSC stands proud that it garnered Level 1 candidate status during the 2005 First Survey Visit conducted by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP). Its main campus in Tandag, Surigao del Sur, and the SSPSC Cantilan painstakingly underwent the accreditation process on July 3-7 and November 23-25,2005, respectively. Both have successfully passed the accreditation with flying colors.
The year 2005 was a remarkable year to SSPSC. That year, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commissioner and then Chairman of the SSPSC BOT Hon. Carlito Puno lauded the institution as the best in Caraga Region and one of the best in the Philippines during the turnover ceremony held at the Inland Resort in Butuan City. The unprecedented statement of Commissioner Puno, now the CHED chairman left an indelible mark to SSPSCeans, as brought about by the strong leadership of president Olvida and the collaborative efforts of all SSPSC personnel.
Recently, Congressman Prospero Pichay, Jr. filed House Bill No. 2544 which seeks to convert SSPSC into a State University.
Awaiting for its conversion into a State University, SSPSC hopes for a bright future as it faces multifarious challenges in placing its name in the map of higher education.
Today, the Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College, including its five satellite campuses, has a population of more than 6,000 students from only 153 in 1982. And after undergoing a thorough academic evolution under the leadership of president Olvida, it is faced with multifarious challenges in strengthening the four -fold functions of instruction, research, extension and production.
In view of the dwindling national subsidy brought about by the gradual phasing out of the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE), SSPSC took decisive steps to ensure an effective and efficient institutional operation.
To ensure quality education, the SSPSC administration offers scholarships to faculty members who are willing to advance their education in their respective fields of specialization. The faculty profile of the SY 2006-2007 shows that seven percent have already finished their Doctorate Degrees, 36 percent have successfully completed their Master’s Degrees and 37.25 percent are currently pursuing their M.A. Degrees.
SSPSC continuously improves the performance of its graduates in the licensure exam for Teacher Education by strengthening its Review Program. It also invites high caliber reviewers from the Philippine Normal University and the Iligan Institute of Technology. The BOT, on the other hand, approved the granting of incentives to board passers, pursuant to BOT Resolution No. 40, series of 2006.
The BOT has also approved the offering of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) major in Educational Management, and Bachelor of Science in Biology, Nursing Aide and Midwifery.
Aside from its institutional achievements, SSPSC scored major accomplishments, like the improvement of its school facilities such as the SSPSC Gymnasium, the Audio-Visual Center, the Student Activity Center, and the Alumni Center. Another project, which is funded through loan from the Landbank of the Philippines, is the IT-Engineering Building (P8 million) and the Commercial/IGP Building (P3 million). Currently under construction is the College Registrar’s Office and the Research Center. With the continued funding support of Congressman Pichay, P15 million was earmarked for the acquisition of equipment for SSPSC Main (Tandag) and P10 million for the acquisition of state-of-the-art facilities for the SSPSC Cantillan.
The Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College is a multi-campus institution that offers education and training for different disciplines. SSPSC Tandag, which is the main campus, offers academic programs in Engineering, Education, Business Administration, Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management and other technical courses. Before its conversion into a State College, it was already offering Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Master in Educational Administration (MAEd). Just recently, the board approved a resolution allowing SSPSC to offer Doctor of Education, Major in Educational Management starting Summer 2007.
The satellite campuses offer varied academic programs. SSPSC-SSIT Cantilan, which used to be a trade school, offers Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology, HRM, ComSci, Teacher Education, Industrial Technology, Information Technology and the two-year Technical Vocational Education. SSPSC Lianga, which is originally a school of fisheries, is now offering B.S. in Fisheries, Secondary Education, Fishery Education and two-year trade technical courses. SSSPC San Miguel, formerly known as the Surigao National Agricultural School (SNAS), now offers Agriculture, Forestry, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Technology and Diploma in Agricultural Technology. SSPSC Tagbina’s flagship course is Agribusiness. It also offers Agricultural Technology, Agricultural Education, Business Administration and Associate in Computer Science. Finally, SSPSC Cagwait offers Industrial Technology, Computer Technology and two-year technical with majors in Automotive Technology, Food Trade Technology and Furniture and Cabinet making Technology.
OTHER SSPSC UPDATES
Two thousand six ended with a bang!" These were the very words of Honorable CHED Commissioner and Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College Chairman of the Board Nona Ricafort in her Chair’s Privilege Speech during the 45th Board of Trustees Meeting last December 12, 2006 at SSCT, Surigao City.
By this declaration, she was referring to the splendid performance of SSPSC in 2006. She also cited the persistence of SSPSC president Olvida in asking for funds for the improvement of her institution. President Olvida succeeded in getting huge funds for the equipment and facilities needed for the college to effectively sustain its operations. Most of the equipment were released by CHED through the intercession of Commissioner Ricafort, like two laptops, a power point projector, a digicam, and a copier worth P275,000.
SSPSC also received a P100,000 HRM Ladderized assistance from CHED, which enabled selected students to avail of free laboratory projects from the administration.
The SSPSC also received a check for P150,000 as financial assistance for library improvements, as it prepares for another gigantic challenge – the upcoming accreditation in July 2007. The library is being improved since it plays a vital role in the students learning and is considered as the powerhouse of knowledge. The SSPSC also received P1 million for the acquisition of Engineering equipment. SSPSC has a counterpart of P1 million for the project.
Lately, the college urged graduating high school students to enroll in Civil Engineering course at SSPSC rather than study in the provinces which will entail higher costs.
SSPSC stands proud for having its first board passer in Civil Engineering in the person of Engr. Dan Michael Aguhob.
President Olvida enumerated other major accomplishments. They include P2 million Jatropha Project in SSPSC San Miguel; acquisition of one Suzuki service vehicle from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); the successful launch of the College Website (www.sspsc.edu.ph) on November 9, 2006; painting of the P600,000 Student Activity Center; the ongoing construction of the IT and Engineering Building in Tandag (Main) Campus, funded loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines; the construction of the P2.5 Million IGP/Commercial building; the newly built Gymnasium and stage with P2.5 million from the development fund of Congressman Prospero Pichay, Jr.; and the ongoing construction of the P2.9 million Research Center and Registrar’s Office using Administration funds.
With all its achievements, one can easily predict that in a few years, the Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College will have its place in the map of higher education.
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