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Dr. Cañezo: This is not my decision, it’s the directive of CHED.

Dr. Victor C. Cañezo, Jr., Biliran Province State University (BiPSU) President, emphasized during the meeting with the maritime students and parents yesterday, July 30, that BiPSU’s move on not accepting enrollees at all year levels for the College of Maritime Education (COME) is the directive of Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, the sitting Chairperson of the Commission En Banc and of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) during the 2nd Quarter board meeting last July 12.

“Per instruction from the Chairman of the BiPSU Board of Regents, CHED and Commission En Banc, while pending on the university’s application for the BS Maritime Programs, do not accept enrollees,” Dr. Cañezo stressed out.

According to him, the university is saddened with CHED’s decision. “For now, we have to follow the directive from the CHED Chair,” he added.

However, he emphasized that the administration is trying all possible means to convince the CHED and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) for reconsideration for the incoming second and third year to allow them to pursue with the enrolment while the procurement of the simulator is on-going.

“We appealed to these governing bodies. We attended the Technical Panel for Maritime Education (TPME) Meeting last July 24 but we were not allowed to sit or present because according to them, they are not in the position to entertain concern regarding the consideration to continue accepting second year and third year,” Dr. Cañezo added.

As to the reapplication for the BS Maritime Programs, Dr. Cañezo said that as of July 29, there’s no official statement or communication from CHED whether BiPSU passed or not.
“It (the application) was deliberated last July 24 and the result of the deliberation will be elevated to the Commission En Banc to be deliberated on July 30,” he retorted.

Moreover, Dr. Cañezo said that the Transcript of Records (TOR) will be released immediately to those students who will transfer to other schools and those who will stay at the university will be facilitated to other colleges with free of charge starting July 30 until August 15.

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