The Pangasinan State University, bannering the slogan as the ‘Region’s Premier University of Choice,’ has broadened its quality education services through the offering of additional courses under the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).
The Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQAT) paid a three-day visit to the PSU for the University’s application pursuing deputization of programs that include Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management on February 24; BS in Business Administration and BS Criminology on February 27; and BS in Information Technology on March 3.
University Officials, headed by the Vice -President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Manolito C. Manuel, together with the Director for ETEEAP Dr. Cristie Marie C. Dalisay, welcomed the quality assurance team on the first day of the visit at the Conference Room of the HRMTC Building, PSU-Lingayen Campus.
“There is no demarcation [between regular and ETEEA programs] because we retained the same quality of education. Kung ano pong galing ng mga graduates natin sa regular programs, ganoon din ang galing ng mga graduates natin sa ETEEAP,” Dr. Manuel shared.
The ETEEAP is a comprehensive program of identifying, assessing, validating and assigning equivalent undergraduate level of prior learning from formal, non-formal and informal training and relevant work experiences and completion of competency enrichment and other program requirements toward the final granting of appropriate degrees.
RQA Officials present in the deputization visit were Dr. Marjorie R. Dafun and Dr. Shiela B. Baquiran for BS Hospitality Management program, Dr. Niño Romyr H. Saavedra and Dr. Helen R. Tugade for BS Business Administration Program, Dr. Christian T. Pascual and Plt. Col. Godfrey C. Buslotan for BS Criminology Program. On the other hand, Dr. Alvin Malicdem and Dr. Allan R. Lao are also expected on the last day of the visit for BS Information Technology Program.
Meanwhile, other PSU officials who joined in welcoming the RQA Team include the Executive Director for Open University System Dr. Phillip Queroda, Campus Executive Directors, University Registrar Ms. Helen Mabanta, Head for Library Services Unit Ms. Mary Ann Mangapot and College Deans and teaching personnel for the respective programs.
The additional four programs are expected to be offered in the first semester of Academic Year 2023-2024 pending the approval of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on PSU’s deputization.
PSU’s excellent service delivery has been proven through its competent graduates from different programs including ETEEAP since its implementation in the University in 1998.