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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5705 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE PRESENT PANGASINAN NORMAL SCHOOL INTO THE CENTRAL LUZON TEACHERS COLLEGES, PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DEFINING THE BOARD'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
1. The present Pangasinan Normal School, located in
the Municipality of Bayambang, Province of Pangasinan, is hereby
converted into a college, to be known as the Central Luzon Teachers
College, which will offer not only its present four-year course leading
to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and its
graduate course leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Education
but also other baccalaureate and graduate degrees in teacher education
as may be deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees.
Sec. 2. The purposes of the said college shall be to provide professional, technical and special instruction and progressive leadership in the field of education, and to promote education research.
Sec. 3. The head of this institution shall be known as the President of the Central Luzon Teachers College. He shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees. The powers and duties of the President of the College, in addition to those specifically provided for in this Act, shall be usually pertaining to the office of the president of a college.
Sec. 4. The government of said college is hereby vested in a Board of Trustees of the Central Luzon Teachers College. The Board of Trustees shall be composed of the Secretary of Education, who shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Senate, the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives, the Director of Public Schools, the President of the College, and the President of the Central Luzon Teachers College Alumni Association, as members.
In the absence or inability of the Secretary of Education, either one of the Undersecretaries of Education shall act as ex-officio Chairman of the Board.
When the Secretary and both the Undersecretaries of Education are unable to exercise the powers of the Chairman, the members of the Board may elect from among themselves a temporary chairman.
Members of the board shall serve without compensation, other than actual and necessary expenses incurred either in attendance upon meetings of the Board or upon other official business authorized by resolution of the Board.
Sec. 5. The Board of Trustees shall exercise for the Central Luzon Teachers College all the powers of a corporation as provided in Section thirteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, as amended, and shall have the following powers and duties in addition to its general powers of administration:
(a) To receive and appropriate to the ends specified by law such sums as may be provided by law for the support of the College;
(b) To confer to successful candidates for graduation such degrees as are offered or to be offered in consonance with Section one of this Act.
(c) To appoint, on the recommendation of the President of the College, instructors, professors, lecturers, and other employees of the College; to fix their compensation, hours of service and such other duties and conditions as it may deem proper; to grant to them, in its discretion, leave of absence under such regulations as it may promulgate, any other provisions of law notwithstanding, to remove them for cause after an investigation and hearing shall have been had; and to grant academic ranks to the members of the faculty of the College;
(d) To approve the curricula and rules of discipline drawn up by the College Council as hereinafter provided;
(e) To fix the tuition fees required of students, as well as matriculation fees, graduation fees and fees for laboratory courses, and all special fees, and to remit the same in special cases;
( f ) To provide fellowships for faculty members and scholarships to students showing special evidence of merit;
(g) To provide rules for its own government, and to enact for the government of the College such general ordinances and regulations, not contrary to law, as are consistent with the purposes of the College, as defined in Section two of this Act;
(h) To receive in trust legacies, gifts, and donations of real and personal property of all kinds and to administer the same for the benefit of the College or for aid to any students, in accordance with the directions and instructions of the donor, and, in default thereof, in such manner as the Board of Trustees may in its discretion determine.
Sec. 6. A quorum of the Board of Trustees shall consist of a majority of all the members holding office at the time the meeting of the Board is called. All processes against the Board of Trustees shall be served on the president or secretary thereof.
Sec. 7. On or before the fifteenth of June of each year, the Board of Trustees shall file with the President of the Philippines a detailed report, setting forth the progress, conditions, and needs of the College.
Sec. 8. There shall be a College Council consisting of the President of the College and of all regular instructors and professors of the College. The Council shall have the power to prescribe the curricula and rules of discipline, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. It shall fix the requirements for admission to the College, as well as graduation and the receiving of a degree. The Council alone shall have the power to recommend students or others to be recipients of degrees. Through its president or committee, it shall have disciplinary power over the students within the limits prescribed by the rules of discipline approved by the Board of Trustees.
Sec. 9. The body of instructors and professors of the College shall constitute the faculty of the College, with the President of the College as the presiding officer. In the appointment of professors or instructors of the College, no religious test shall be applied, nor shall the religious opinions or affiliations of the faculty of the College be made a matter of examination or inquiry: Provided, however, That no instructor or professor in the College shall inculcate sectarian tenets in any of the teachings, nor attempt either directly or indirectly, under penalty of dismissal by the Board of Trustees, to influence students or attendants at the College for or against any particular church or religious sect.
SECTION 10. Professors and other regular instructors in the College shall be exempt as such from any civil service examinations or regulations and from the rules of the Wage and Position Classification Office as a requisite to appointment.
SECTION 11. There shall be a secretary of the College, appointed by the Board of Trustees. He shall be the secretary of such Board and also of the College, and shall keep such records of the college as may be designated by the Board.
SECTION 12. Heads of bureaus or offices of the National Government are hereby authorized to loan or transfer, upon request of the President of the College, such apparatus or supplies as may be needed by the College, and to detail employees for duty therein, when in the judgment of the head of the bureau or office such supplies or employees can be spared without serious detriment to the public service.
SECTION 13. The President of the College, with the cooperation of the Division Superintendents of Schools of Central Luzon provinces, may use one or more of the high schools and/or elementary schools under their supervision as training or laboratory school of the College.
SECTION 14. In order not to interrupt the smooth functioning of the present Pangasinan Normal School, the faculty of the school, as well as the other personnel, shall be absorbed by the new College. Salaries of this personnel shall be adjusted at the discretion of the Board of Trustees within the amount available for appropriation.
SECTION 15. In order to further assure the continuity of the present program of the institution at the time this Act is implemented, the incumbent superintendent of the Pangasinan Normal School shall act as the President of the Central Luzon Teachers College until such time as the Board of Trustees shall have recommended, and the President of the Philippines, as a consequence, appointed a President of the College.
SECTION 16. The division staff and personnel of the Philippines-UNESCO National Community Training Center and the Applied Nutrition Project at Bayambang, including all their facilities, equipment, buildings, all other properties and projects, and respective annual appropriations from the National Government, shall be incorporated into and absorbed by the Central Luzon Teachers College: Provided, however, That the elementary schools of Bayambang and Bautista shall be reintegrated with the division of Pangasinan.
SECTION 17. All properties, records, obligations and appropriations of the Pangasinan Normal School are hereby transferred to the Central Luzon Teachers College.
SECTION 18. The Treasurer of the Philippines shall be ex-officio Treasurer of the College and all accounts and expenses shall be audited by the Auditor General or his duly authorized representative.
SECTION 19. Such sums as may be necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Central Luzon Teachers College including that of the Philippines-UNESCO National Community Training Center and the Applied Nutrition Project which are being absorbed by the College by virtue of Section sixteen of this Act, shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 20. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 21,