Wesleyan University-Philippines hosted the the three-day 51st National Convention of the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU) from May 7 to 9.
The theme of this year’s gathering was “Strategic Response of Christian Schools to the Challenges of Philippine Educational Reform”.
In his welcome remarks, President Pacifico B. Aniag traced the long partnership of WU-P and ACSCU and expressed the hope that the convention would bear fruits that would benefit the member-schools in their common quest of providing quality Christian education to the Filipino youth.
Some 80 delegates, consisting mostly of college and university presidents and top administrative officials, examined the implications of the Department of Education’s K-to-12 curriculum plan and identified strategies in implementing it, the latest initiatives in the CHED Outcomes-and-Typology-Based Quality Assurance (OTBQA) and the legislative agenda of Congress related to Philippine Education.
Resource speakers included Dean Ulpiano Sarmiento III, dean of the San Beda College-Alabang College of Law, Gregorio Pascua, human resource management consultant; and Carol C. Porio, executive director of the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE).
The convention also help highlighted ways by which ACSCU member schools could help each other in this critical period of change.
It was the second time that WU-P hosted the ACSCU National Convention. The first was in 1991 during the 30th staging of the event. ###.