CITY HALL is now gearing for the establishment of a city college that will benefit more poor families.

Mayor Vicente Emano this week issued an executive order creating an adhoc committee to prepare a feasibility study, conduct documentation and propose measures for the establishment, maintenance and operation of a city college, which will be called Pamantasan ng Cagayan de Oro.

The special committee is chaired by Councilor Adrian Barba with Councilor Alvin Calingin as the vice-chair. Members are Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya; the chair of the City College Scholarship program; City superintendent of schools; Prof Soc Anthony del Rosario, the City Administrator, City Treasurer, City Planning and Development Coordinator, representatives of the Commission on Higher Education-10, Department of Education and office of Congressman Jose Benjamin Benaldo.

The committee has been tasked to look for an appropriate school site, determine the courses offered and the scholarship program, the composition, terms of office and honoraria of the board of trustees and its powers, duties, functions and responsibilities as well as initial funding requirements.

Mayor Emano expects the report and recommendation of the adhoc committee within 60 days.

It may be recalled that it was the mayor who ordered the implementation of the City College Scholarship Program so that poor but deserving students can finish their college education. The mayor said the establishment of a city college will enable the city to accommodate more students. (LCR)

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