DSSC participates in AACCUP Accreditors’ Program 2022


Davao del Sur State College (DSSC) President Dr. Augie E. Fuentes together with Dr. Siverlyn M. Camposano, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Cherry Ann P. Roxas, Director for Instruction, participated in the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) first face-to-face Accreditors’ Barkadahan 2022 on October 19-20, 2022 at SMX Convention Center-Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.


Accreditor’s Barkadahan 2022 was organized by the AACCUP. It was attended by almost 3,000 accreditors from State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) across the country.


In his keynote speech, Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Hon. J. Prospero E. De Vera III encouraged every SUCs to take accreditation as a badge of honor for quality assurance. He also challenged the AACCUP and all SUCs to reflect on the post-pandemic education and its impact to accreditation and quality assurance.


On the second day of the event, DSSC and Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) won second place for Pop Dance-Tiktok in the Accreditors’ Paligsahan.


Dr. Alona M. Bergara of AACCUP concluded the event and highlighted the success of the goals of the event. This included the sharing of learning experiences of accreditors on accrediting programs which are tools to enhance the accreditation survey visit, as well as the discussion of challenges to accreditors’ process of accrediting programs and institutions.


AACCUP is a non-profit, non-stock corporation now composed of 111 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). (Shawn Medina/DSSC-PAO)