IN ITS second academic year under the pandemic, the Mandaue City College (MCC) administration is eyeing more students to enroll in its school as students slowly adapt to the new normal setup.
During the academic year 2020-2021, the MCC saw a decrease in its enrollees as some of its students were affected by the pandemic.
According to the MCC’s registrar, they had 2,521 students for academic year 2019-2020, while in 2020-2021, they had 2,061 students.
Dr. Lilibeth Mayol, college administrator of the MCC, said during the height of the pandemic, many of their students stopped going to school as they were not well equipped for the online classes and some were financially incapacitated.
Now, as the students have gradually adapted to the new normal, Mayol expects more students to enroll as the school also offers free tuition to its enrollees.
Mayol said they started offering free tuition in 2019.
MCC is one of the schools accepted in the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), which offers free tuition to students.
In its ongoing enrollment which started in June, she said some of their students who stopped studying last school year have enrolled again for the next one.
She said some of their enrollees are transferees and new students.
As of July 9, they have enrolled 314 students for their midyear semester or summer classes which will start this month. They have also enrolled 114 students for the academic year 2021-2022.
Despite the pandemic, Mayol said they still offer the same courses such as Education, Business Administration, Information Technology and Industrial Technology.
Mayol said they will probably start the new academic year in September. (KFD)