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La Salle and St. Scholastica’s College to offer joint academic programs


De La Salle University and St. Scholastica’s College Manila will soon offer joint courses and will develop dual degrees, certificate courses, or minor programs.

In a memorandum of agreement signing ceremony held on January 24 in DLSU, the institutions agreed to foster mutual opportunities to harness academics, research, and the overall student life.

The partnership will also include interactions of faculty members and researchers, exchange of research materials and publications, active participation in seminars, lectures and academic meetings, and other academic undertakings.

SSC was represented by President Sr. M. Christine Pinto, OSB, Vice President for Academic Affairs Virginia Fornias PhD, School of Arts and Sciences Dean Faye Rafael, and Marketing Officer Kevin Hernandez.

Representing DLSU were President Br. Bernard Oca FSC, Provost Dr. Robert Roleda, Associate Provost Dr. Elenita Garcia, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAG CED) Dean Dr. John Addy Garcia, BAG CED Associate Dean Dr. Rochelle Lucas, College of Liberal Arts Dean Dr. Rhoderick Nuncio, and University Registrar Dr. Nelson Marcos.

In his message, Br. Bernie said he looks forward to “more future endeavors and a more robust cooperation between the DLSU and SSC in the next five years.”

Sr. M. Christine, for her part, said that the agreement will lead to a deeper engagement and interaction between the two educational institutions. “We see this partnership as a blessing and a way to further our mission.”

Among the pilot programs that will be developed by DLSU and Scholastica’s College are joint courses in education and women studies.

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