RMC: The school for the self-driven

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Friday, April 11, 2014

EDUCATION is a right, not a privilege, as the adage goes. For many, however, the high fees that are coupled with quality education limits the who can avail of it, especially for working students. At Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC), however, this is not the case. As Vladimir A. Rosello, Head for Marketing and Promotions said, "RMC firmly believes that quality education need not be expensive. That’s why RMC remains the school for the working people. In fact we believe that as of our enrollment right now, almost 50% of our students are working. The most that we can do to help financially-challenged students is provide affordable yet quality education. RMC’s physical and program advancements are manifestations of Dr. Evelyn A. Magno’s vision; she wanted to have a school for those people who really want to achieve their personal growth relevant to their future."

Since beginning in 1948, RMC has established itself as a symbol of hope for working students. Its continuing development in infrastructure and programs also gives further credence to the success of their brand of education. "In terms of physical development, we started constructing our new three-storey building which is allotted for the business-related courses and CASED (College of Arts, Science and Education) courses.

Simultaneously, for our basic education program, our direction is to set up fully air conditioned classrooms for our basic kindergarten to our fourth year classes," Rosello said.


Also being improved aside from facilities for their K+12 programs are their Bachelor Degree and Technical/Vocational programs. In preparation for K+12, RMC is preparing seven new Technical-Vocational courses.
These are automotive, bread and pastries baking, carpentry, cookery, fashion designing and dressmaking, masonry and welding.

"Since RMC is in partnership with our LGU, we are happy to announce that for our K+12 curriculum, we are preparing those first seven programs for junior to senior high school students.

Rosello also bared plans for their criminology program. "We are the only school as of today set to have a firing range in campus for our criminology program, so that could really bring convenience to our students," he explained.

RMC also helps their graduates, as Rosello shared RMC's plan to have their own review centers.

He shared plans about RMC opening a law school and reviving their engineering program. Information Technology courses are also being eyed, as demand for them is high.

They also partner with companies to help graduates find jobs. "We are leasing industrial partners for our graduates, even for local employment and at the same time, international," he said.

With all the improvements to infrastructure, and expansion, RMC has also beefed up security with its 24/7 CCTV cameras.

RMC can be contacted at tel.# (082)300-7173 loc. 113 - Admissions Office or at www.rmcdavao.com for more details.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 11, 2014.


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