November 25, 2015, 12:56a.m. – THE UNIVERSITY is set to receive five awards from an accreditation body for private higher educational institutions, among them the distinction of having the most number of accredited programs in the Philippines.

In a letter to Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. dated Nov. 5, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) also said UST had the most number of accredited programs in Metro Manila, as well as the most number of programs with the highest levels of accreditation—Levels III and IV.

Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality assurance in the academe. UST has a total of 31 programs accredited by Pacucoa. Eleven programs have Level IV status, the highest rank that can be obtained by an educational institution from Pacucoa. Six programs have Level III accreditation.

The University’s food technology program was also cited for being the first in the country to be granted Level IV status.

Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said in his Rector’s Report last Oct. 16 that obtaining accreditation served as a validation of the University’s accomplishments in instruction, research and community service as well as high passing rates in licensure exams.

“The University attained higher accreditation levels for each academic program, which is a genuine confirmation of the commitment of the University to provide quality education,” he said.

UST will receive the awards during Pacucoa’s 26th general assembly and awarding ceremonies at the City of Dreams on Dec. 1. Alhex Adrea Peralta


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