By Jason B. Neola
The concreting of the 250-meter long road leading to the City College of Naga (CCN) from Almeda Highway and the final touches being undertaken on classrooms, like the setting of tiles on floorings of some more classrooms, are among the construction works to be completed next week at the school that will operate limited in-person classes starting May 16 this year.
Dr. Magno S. Conag Jr., CCN president, said that there are more or less 300 midwifery students and around 60 trainees in slaughtering course enrolled for School Year 2021-22 who will be the first batch to occupy the newly constructed school building.
He said that the Commission on Higher Education will inspect the school facilities and equipment to know if they are within the standards of the government agency and that the CCN is prepared for the traditional learning modality.
The school will also formally seek the city government’s approval on the planned conduct of limited face-to-face classes now being implemented in several elementary and secondary schools in the city which is under Alert Level 1 status.
Conag said thermal temperature scanners and hand washing areas were already installed in certain places at CCN and the placement of posters that remind the public of the social distancing rule.
Among the facilities and equipment to be inspected are the teaching electronic materials composed of projectors, screens, cameras, amplifiers and lapels, cable TV equipment with 6 channels, school library, and the laboratories for physics, chemistry, slaughtering and midwifery, school clinic, and the different offices.
He said the city government will allocate additional funds of P6.5 million intended for the procurement of similar devices and equipment that will be installed in the remaining rooms and other physical improvements of the school.
In a related development, Conag said that entrance examinations for those who wish to enroll for year 2022-2023 have been scheduled from May 16-27 (excluding Saturdays and Sundays), at CCN. He said the school will limit from 20 to 30 the number of examinees that will be conducted every after two hours from Monday to Friday.
For incoming first year, the enrolment period is set on June 6-10; 20-24 and the 27-30; July 1; 4-8; 11-15; 18-22; 25-29; and August 1-5, 2022. For 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students, waitlisted examinees and transferees, it will be on Aug. 1-5; and 8-12, 2022.
Students benefitting from the services of the school are almost relieved of financial difficulties due to the subsidy that the national government agency thru the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education has been extending them as learners.
Conag said that several years from now the college will offer Bachelor of Science in Office Administration, BS Pharmacy, BS Radiologic Technology, and BS Medical Technology.
FINISHING TOUCHES The two-storey 16-classroom school building of the City College of Naga undergoes enhancement works to be completed in time for the implementation of its limited in-person classes on May 16, this year. JASON NEOLA/RB/CEPPIO