Northern Bukidnon Community College now a state college
The Northern Bukidnon Community College (NBCC), located in the Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, is now known as the Northern Bukidnon State College (NBSC).
By virtue of a Commission on Higher Education resolution number 720 – 2020, the Commission En Banc has declared that the former community college has complied with the requirements that would make it eligible to be converted into a state college.
“The Commission En Banc has pronounced that NBCC has complied with the requirements of Section 20 of Republic Act (RA) No. 11284, otherwise known as the AN ACT CONVERTING THE NORTHERN BUKIDNON COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MANOLO FORTICH, PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON, INTO A STATE COLLEGE TO BE KNOWN AS THE NORTHERN BUKIDNON STATE COLLEGE. NBCC is now NORTHERN BUKIDNON STATE COLLEGE (NBSC),” said Bukidnon First District Congresswoman Malou Acosta-Alba.
The congresswoman also thanked the local government unit of Manolo Fortich and Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri for their “tireless assistance and support.”
LGU Manolo Fortich sustained the operations of NBCC until its conversion to NBSC, according to Acosta-Alba.
For his part, Manolo Fortich Mayor Clive Quino praised the new development and said that their sacrifices have finally paid off.
The conversion into a state college means that the now NBSC will need to offer at least 8 different degree programs with at least 6 undergraduate courses. The undergraduate courses must include a 4-year course in liberal arts, a 4-year course in science and mathematics, and a 4-year course in the social sciences. There will also need to be a minimum of 3 other professional courses that will lead to government licensures; and at least two graduate-level courses that will lead to doctoral degrees.