Seven higher education institutions (HEI) in region 10 have been identified as Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD), during school year 2011 to 2012.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized these HEIs to serve as models of excellence and resource centers for the HEIs in the region, CHED-10 Regional Director Zenaida G. Gersana said.

These COE’s and COD’s receive support from CHED by way of provision for student scholarships, faculty development, library and laboratory upgrading and research and extension services.

These HEI’s, which also receive support for the development of their instructional materials and implementation of networking and linkaging activities from CHED, are as follows:

Central Mindanao University (CMU), Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon, COE for Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Forestry and COD for Biology and Mathematics.

Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, COE in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Teacher Education and COD in Civil Engineering, Information Technology and Physics.

Capitol University (CU), Cagayan de Oro City, COE for Teacher Education and COD for Criminology.

Xavier University (XU) Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City, COD for Agriculture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Teacher Education and Electrical Engineering.

Cagayan de Oro College (COC), Cagayan de Oro City, COD for Criminology, MSU-Naawan, COD in Marine Science and Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST), Cagayan de Oro City, COD for Electrical Engineering.

Gersana said XU was also given the Award of Distinction for its Autonomous Status signed by CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan that started in 2010 and will end in 2014.

On the other hand, Liceo de Cagayan University (LCDU), Cagayan de Oro City, was granted an Autonomous Status starting 2009 and will end in 2012, Gersana added.

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