ACSCU-ACI Accreditors resurvey SCC Basic Ed Programs
By Hersil Terence Sean Villamor and Raffy Virtucio

On February 11-15, 2019, seven accreditors from ACSCU-ACI visited Southern Christian College for the resurvey of the Preschool, Elementary, and Junior High School programs.
The accreditors commissioned in conducting the resurvey visit were Ms. Jonah G. Caluyo from Southern Baptist College, Ms. Jeanette K. Ravelo and Ms. Nathalie G. Alberca from Davao Christian High School, Ms. Arlene T. Punay and Mr. Ranzolin G. Bayeta from South Philippine Adventist College, Mr. Elmer L. Gano from St. Francis High School, and Professor Jorgen M. Gregorio from Filamore Christian University who served as the overall coordinator.

Upon arriving on February 11, the accreditors were welcomed at the EMRC by the principals and subject coordinators who imposed the sablay-like malongs as an initial way of their cordial welcome. In the welcome program, Professor Gregorio, the overall coordinator introduced each of the members of the accrediting team. A fellowship dinner followed shortly where administrators and invited faculty and staff members had a chance to socialize with the accreditors.

On the second day, the accreditors conducted a series of interviews to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research and Extension, Human Resource Development Officer, Chaplain, the different Principals, School of Basic Education Director, Finance Officer, and other Finance Staff. They also had a tour around the campus which was led by the Senior High School Student Council Officers; set a meeting with the alumni; initially observed classes; and went over to some exhibits.

The next day, the accreditors had an early observation of classes and viewing of exhibits. At 9:30am, they had courtesy call and meeting with the College President at the President’s Office and afterwards, attended the Dedication and Blessing of the SCC Therapeutic Park, Satellite School Clinic, and Junior High School Computer Laboratory. The third day of accreditation was also intended for the interviews with the Librarians, Registrar, Student Affairs Director, Alumni Director, Guidance Staff, and School Nurse. They also had another set of meeting but this time with the Parents and PTA Officers and the faculty from Preschool to Junior High School. The day’s activity in the campus was concluded with the meeting with the Research Director.

Thursday, February 14, 2019- At 8:00am, the accreditors went to Upper Bulanan, Midsayap, Cotabato where they conducted a visit and interview to the residents regarding the extension programs provided by SCC to the community. In the evening, a fellowship dinner at the Global House was shared by the accreditors with the President, Academic Council, and Principals, where Prof. Jorgen Gregorio, the chairman of the accrediting team articulated five (5) major recommendations for the resurveyed programs.

On February 15, 2019, the accreditors were sent off via Davao City after having an early breakfast at the Global House.

This five-day resurvey visit was done to ensure that the college has been maintaining its service through quality education and to identify areas needed for improvement.