To further improve the quality of education delivered by the school, the Jose Maria College (JMC) embraces the challenge of accreditation.

The school has prepared for the accreditation to be conducted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) since the start of the school year.

“So far, JMC has been accepted as an applicant for Level in our PAASCU accreditation,” Dr. Danilo L. Mejica, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in a general assembly.

“Accreditation is a cycle. It is an untiring, cyclic motion that must be done to standardize our brand of education,” he added.

Meanwhile, Dr. Lilibeth Q. Gumia, Vice President for External Affairs, also expressed the importance of the school undergoing an accreditation.

“It identifies us. Having the accreditation and becoming successful in reaching the standards of other schools will inform the public of our school’s excellence,” Dr. Gumia said in a general assembly with teachers and staff.

“Students gain confidence when the school becomes accredited. It gives us a competitive edge against other schools. We will be recognized as a reputable institution with integrity and quality if we undergo accreditation,” she further explained.

Without accreditation, Dr. Gumia believes that all the vision will not be put in reality.

“We can’t have all that unless we go to Level 1 accreditation,” she added.

Dr. Mejica also expressed the need to revisit existing policies and overhaul programs.

“The school shall improve what it needs to improve. That is the main point of accreditation… to change what must be changed for the better,” he said.

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