This was gleaned from its four-page resolution dated August 23, 2010 denying UCU a government permit to operate a law program for the current academic year 2010-2011.
Four board members, namely Eulogia Cueva, Eloy Bello Jr., Venicio Flores and Felizardo Francisco, ex-officio, voted to deny the application of UCU, adopting an earlier findings of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that the school is non-compliant with the minimum standards required to operate a law school.
The lone dissenting opinion was given by LEB chairman Hilarion Aquino who said that the school should be given a special permit just to finish the first semester as the students who enrolled “should not be vicariously prejudiced by their school’s act”.
He said that the UCU, however, shall not be allowed to operate a law program “beginning the second semester of the current Academic Year.”
Prior to this, UCU’s application for government permit to operate a law program was opposed by the Pan Pacific University of North Philippines, also based in Urdaneta City, on the ground that CHED already denied a similar request.
It was the Quality Assessment Team of CHED that found non-compliant with the minimum standards required to operate a law school.
Repost from the Sunday Punch