Local News: SP Wants Vacated Building by CEO to be Used by BCC
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved the resolution authored by Councilor El Cid Familiaran to request Mayor Evelio Leonardia to use the vacated building by the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) at Brgy.Taculing to be utilized as classrooms of Bacolod City College (BCC).
CEO has transferred location at the new government center. The vacated office is near the main campus of BCC at Brgy.Taculing.
SP Familiaran anticipates that the enrollment at BCC will balloon due to the inevitable increases of tuition fees in other tertiary schools, compared to BCC which remains P30.00 per unit.
Mayor Leonardia, founder of BCC, has assured parents and students during the graduation exercises last March that under his administration, there will be no tuition fee increase at BCC.
Familiaran’s resolution states that in the previous school year(2011-2012), the average fees in private colleges and universities that are based in the City was Php 641.31 per unit or Php 1,923.93 per subject, which resulted to approximately Php 15,391.44 per semester or Php30,782.88 for every student per year.
Due to the prohibited cost of schooling in private schools, a big chunk of City resident students have transferred to Bacolod City College, where tuition fee is only Php30.00 per unit or Php 240.00 per subject, or per semester is Php1,920.00 or Php 3,840.00 a year, far lower than that of private schools. Thus, making it as the last resort for the family and students who want to get a college degree.
Familiaran also said, the impending 5% to 15% increase for tuition fee and other fees in private schools, it is certain that this school year, 2012-2013, many students in the City will opt to transfer to BCC, making BCC a more populous public tertiary school. Inevitably, the student population of BCC continuously grow every year, and the demand for more classrooms is urgent. With the transfer of the City Engineer’s Office to the New Government Center, the space or building it vacated becomes now viable and adequately suited for the BCC needed classrooms.
The conversion of it for more classrooms of BCC will make the edifice more useful for the City and timely or responsive to the need of students and the future generation.
Therefore, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City in the midweek session has approved to request City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia to consider the City Engineer’s Building at Barangay Taculing for Bacolod City College(BCC) classrooms.* (EBColmo)