Sun.Star Davao - - THE YEARENDER - BY JEN­NIE P. ARADO / Reporter

Davao City pro­duces grad­u­ates whose skills and in­tel­lect can be com­peted against grad­u­ates com­ing from Metro Manila and Cebu City. This comes with great pride to the city once this grad­u­ate ex­cels in other coun­tries for work or comes out as a top­notcher in board and bar ex­ams. As the city con­tin­ues to progress, we not only see high­rise res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments mush­room­ing ev­ery­where. We also see and hear of high-qual­ity and world­class aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions that are planned to put up a cam­pus here in Davao City. This only means that the eco­nomic progress and de­vel­op­ment of a cer­tain city should take into ac­count the value of ed­u­ca­tion that its stu­dent will have. The progress will not only be eco­nom­i­cally but also in terms of the value of the man­power it pro­duces.

As of this year alone, five in­sti­tu­tions have opened, an­nounced con­struc­tion, and topped off here in Davao City.

1 . Malayan Col­leges Min­danao (MCM)

This Ma­pua school lo­cated along a 2.3-hectare land prop­erty in McArthur High­way, Matina, Davao City has just opened its doors to both se­nior high school and col­lege stu­dents last July 7, 2018. The school was also re­ported to have in­vested P2 bil­lion to build the cam­pus. Their cur­rent un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grams in­clude Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Arts, Mul­ti­me­dia Arts, En­trepreneur­ship, En­ter­tain­ment and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­put­ing, Com­puter Science, In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems, Ar­chi­tec­ture, Civil, Com­puter, Elec­tri­cal, Elec­tron­ics, In­dus­trial, and Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing.

2 . En­derun Col­leges

A state-of-the-art in­sti­tu­tion known in Metro Manila to spe­cial­ize in Culi­nary and Ho­tel and Restau­rant Man­age­ment stud­ies, En­derun Col­leges is re­ported to be in Davao City by 2021 specif­i­cally in Azuela Cove, Lanang.

“For more than a decade, En­derun Col­leges has es­tab­lished it­self as a pre­mier man­age­ment col­lege…It is high time that we ex­pand our scope by build­ing a school in Davao, one of the pri­mary cities in the Philip­pines, to pro­vide a wide va­ri­ety of aca­demic op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Filipino youth,” said En­derun Col­leges Pres­i­dent Edgardo Ro­driguez in a state­ment.

3 . Univer­sity of Asia and the Pa­cific (UA&P)

Just last month, LTS Malls In­cor­po­rated pres­i­dent Shar­lene Faye Lim bared that in­cluded in their 8-hectare NCCC mixed-use com­mu­nity in Panacan, Davao City is the UA&P Busi­ness Schools al­though she has yet to dis­close when the tar­get start of con­struc­tion will be.

Lim also said they would want to bring qual­ity busi­ness school ed­u­ca­tion closer to the Dabawenyos. “There are many things hap­pen­ing here in Davao and there are a lot of peo­ple who need that ed­u­ca­tion,” she said ear­lier.

4 . Lyceum of the Philip­pines-Davao (LPU)

Tar­geted to be op­er­a­tional by June 2019, LPU had their top­ping off cer­e­mony last Oc­to­ber 19, 2018 at Km.11, Di­ver­sion Road, Sasa, Davao City. LPU-Davao will be of­fer­ing pro­grams on al­lied med­i­cal pro­fes­sions, busi­ness and ac­coun­tancy, en­gi­neer­ing, com­puter stud­ies, and in­ter­na­tional tourism and hospi­tal­ity man­age­ment as well as se­nior high school pro­gram. It will be part of a 17-hectare mixe­duse land de­vel­op­ment and has the ca­pac­ity to house 5,900 stu­dents.

5 . De La Salle Univer­sity (DLSU)

The first DLSU in Davao City will be part of the cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict of Cebu Land­mas­ters, Inc. (CLI) specif­i­cally on a 20-hectare land prop­erty de­vel­op­ment pro­ject that CLI has in Matina.

The first phase of the de­vel­op­ment was re­ported to com­mence by the later part of 2019 and is tar­geted to fin­ish by 2021.

Malayan Col­leges Min­danao (MCM)

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