San Remigio inaugurates new college campus

The municipality of San Remigio has finally got a home for its college students after two years of holding classes in a makeshift room.

Governor Hilario P. Davide III and municipal Mayor Mariano Martinez inaugurated the Php 5-million Cebu Technological University (CTU) building last May 27.

Governor Davide said he admired the initiative of Martinez and the town officials of bringing the college in the town and for looking after the future of the town’s children.

“Education is the best gift nga mahatag sa ginikanan ngadto sa mga kabataan (that parents can give to their children),” he said.

CTU officials headed by Dr. Ledesma Layon, vice president for administration, also attended the inauguration and blessing of the new campus.

This is an extension of the CTU Daanbantayan branch. The new building was constructed using the Capitol’s money. Located in Barangay Tambongon, the campus stood at a one hectare property donated by the municipal government.

The municipal government also provided two school buses.

The town is also planning to offer scholarships for deserving students.

“This CTU (campus) is located at the center of the town. The students who cannot afford to go to college will have no reason not to go to school because the campus is very near,” Martinez said.

Currently, CTU students in San Remigio are studying in the nearby town of Daanbantayan.

Some even stayed with their relatives in Madridejos town in Bantayan Island to minimize their board and lodging expenses.

Martinez also thought that the school will create another growth center in the town. Thus, he said, the town’s economic activities will be distributed in different locations as well.

By October, the construction of second floor of the building will start.

The school has 26 third year students, 60 second year, and 180 incoming fresh students as of this writing. The satellite campus offers elementary and secondary education courses as well as Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Electronics.

Previously, CTU held classes in a room located at the back of the town’s sports complex while their graduate students were in a space in the municipal hall.