Have you ever wondered how the state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Cordilleras rank against each other? Well, wonder no more. Apparently, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) conducts an Annual Performance Rating for SUCs and we have the results for you courtesy of Benguet State University (BSU). I’ve no idea how DBM does its ranking but it apparently looks at factors such as instruction, research and extension services, accreditation status, Professional Regulatory Commission passing rates, at marami pang iba.
Not surprisingly, given its status as the pioneering SUC in the Cordilleras, BSU tops the ranking with an over-all numerical rating of 5.8. The ranking and the scores of the region’s six SUCs are as follows:
1. Benguet State University (5.8)
2. Kalinga-Apayao State College (5.1).
3. Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (4.5)
4. Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry (4.2)
5. Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (3.8)
6. Apayao State College (3.35)
The University of the Philippines in Baguio was apparently not included in this study maybe because it is more of a national state university rather than a regional one. Anyway, if you are from BSU and want to blow your school’s horn (“Ey pare, kami ang best SUC sa Cordi!”) you now have unquestionable empirical proof to back you up.
Now, if you are from the other SUCs and want to put BSUers in their place, say something like, “Dude, where did DBM get the expertise to rank schools? Aba, it can’t even balance the national budget which is suppose to be its main task, nakikisawsaw pa ito sa academic matters.”
INFO SOURCE: BSU Website. IMAGE CREDIT: UI-UC Library.