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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8448 - AN ACT
SEPARATING THE ILOILO STATE COLLEGE OF FISHERIES IN SAGAY, NEGROS
OCCIDENTAL, FROM ILOILO STATE COLLEGE OF FISHERIES AND CONVERTING IT
INTO AN INDEPENDENT STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO BE KNOWN
AS THE NORTHERN NEGROS STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, AND
APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
|Section 1. The Iloilo State College of Fisheries, hereinafter
referred to as the College, in Sagay, Negros Occidental, which is an
extension of the Iloilo State College of Fisheries, is hereby separated
from the Iloilo State College of Fisheries and converted into an
independent state college of science and technology to be known as the
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology.
Sec. 2. The State College shall primarily provide
higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and
training in science, fishery, forestry, agriculture, engineering and
industrial fields, as well as short-term technical or vocational
courses. It shall also promote research, advanced studies, extension
work and progressive leadership in its areas of specialization.
Sec. 3. In addition to its present curricular offerings, the State College shall offer undergraduate courses in the fields of science, fishery, agriculture, education, forestry, marine biology, engineering and other courses and fields of specialization as the Board of Trustees may deem necessary. It shall likewise offer short-term technical or vocational courses, provide nonformal education and undertake vigorous extension and research programs in food production, nutrition, health and sports development.
Sec. 4. The College shall have the general powers of a corporation as set forth in the corporation law. The administration of the College and the exercise of its corporate powers shall be vested exclusively in the Board of Trustees and the president of the College insofar as authorized by the Board.
Sec. 5. The governing body of the College shall be
the Board of Trustees, hereinafter referred to as the Board, which
shall be composed of the following:
Sec. 6. The Board shall promulgate and implement policies in accordance with the declared policies on education and other pertinent provisions of the Philippine Constitution on education, science and technology, arts, culture and sports (as well as the policies, standards and thrusts of the CHED under Republic Act No. 7722).
Sec. 7. The Board shall have the following
specific powers and duties in addition to its general powers of
administration and the exercise of all the powers granted to the board
of directors of a corporation under existing laws:
Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees shall convene
regularly at least once every two (2) months. However, the chairman of
the Board of Trustees may, upon three (3) days prior written notice,
call a special meeting whenever necessary.
Sec. 9. The State College shall be headed by a
president to be appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of a
duly constituted search committee, and shall hold office for a term of
three (3) years extendible only for another three (3) years unless he
reaches the age of retirement or earlier removed for cause or becomes
incapacitated to discharge the duties of the office.
Section 10. There shall be an administrative council consisting of the president of the College as chairman, the vice-president(s), deans, directors and other officials of equal rank whose duty is to implement the policies governing the administration, management and development planning of the College, as approved by the Board.
Section 11. There shall be an academic council with the president of the College as chairman, and all members of the instructional staff with the rank of not lower than assistant professor, as members. The academic council shall have the power to prescribe curricular offerings subject to the approval of the Board. It shall fix the requirements for the admission to the College, as well as for graduation and the conferring of degrees, subject to review and/or approval by the Board through the president of the College. It shall also have disciplinary powers over the students through the president within the limits prescribed by the rules of discipline, as approved by the Board.
Section 12. There shall be a secretary of the College who shall be appointed by the Board upon recommendation of the president of the College. He shall also be the secretary of the Board and shall keep such records of the College as may be determined by the Board.
Section 13. The Treasurer of the Republic of the Philippines shall be the ex officio treasurer of the College.
Section 14. No religious opinion or affiliation shall be the matter of inquiry in the appointment of faculty members of the College: provided, however, that no member of the faculty shall teach for or against any particular church or religious sect.
Section 15. No student shall be denied admission to the College by reason of sex, nationality, religion, or political affiliation.
Section 16. No member of the faculty of the College shall attempt directly or indirectly, under penalty of dismissal by the Board of Trustees, to influence students or any person in the College towards any ideology, political or otherwise, which agitates the throw of the duly constituted government.
Section 17. The appointment of the officer-in-charge of the College pending the appointment of the president by the Board upon its composition shall be made by the CHED.
Section 18. On or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the second month after the opening of the regular classes each year, the Board shall file with the Office of the President of the Philippines, through the chairperson of the CHED and to both Houses of Congress, a detailed report on the progress, conditions and needs of the College.
Section 19. All the assets, fixed and movable, personnel records and facilities of the Iloilo State College of Fisheries in Sagay, Negros Occidental, as well as liabilities or obligations, are hereby transferred to the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology: provided, however, that the positions, rights and security of tenure of personnel therein employed under existing laws prior to absorption by the State College are not impaired: provided, further, that the incumbents of the positions shall remain in the same status until otherwise provided for by the Board. All parcels of land belonging to the government occupied by the Iloilo State College of Fisheries in the said extension campus are hereby declared the property of the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology and shall be titled under the name: provided, furthermore, that should the State College cease to exist or be abolished or such parcels of land aforementioned be no longer needed by the State College, the same shall revert back to the Province of Negros Occidental.
Sec. 20. All accounts and expenses of the College shall be audited by the Commission on Audit or its duly authorized representative.
Sec. 21. The heads of bureaus and offices of the national government are hereby authorized to loan or transfer, upon request of the president of the College, such apparatus, equipment or supplies as may be needed by the College and to detail employees for duty therein when, in the judgment of the bureau or office, such apparatus, equipment, supplies or services of such employees can be spared without serious detriment to the public service. Employees so detailed shall perform such duties as required of them by the president of the College and the time so employed shall be counted as part of their regular services.
Sec. 22. It shall be the continuing policy of the State College to accept the affiliation and/or integration within its operation of any existing national school whose programs can contribute largely and effectively to the attainment of its objectives.
Sec. 23. The CHED shall extend institutional development assistance to the State College specifically in the areas of faculty and facility development.
Sec. 24. The Sagay Marine Reserve covering the islands of Molocaboc, Diutay, Matabas, and Suyac, as well as their surrounding reefs and the reefs of Carbin and Maca, situated in the City of Sagay, Province of Negros Occidental, declared as marine protected area by virtue of Proclamation No. 592, may be utilized by the College for their research, experimental and laboratory purposes.
Sec. 25. The amount necessary for the implementation of this Act shall be charged against the current year's appropriations of the Iloilo State College of Fisheries, except the sum needed to continue the operations of the existing high school. Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary for the continued operation and maintenance of the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 26. All laws, presidential decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
Sec. 27. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: January 9, 1998