Cotabato City college ordered closed for lacking permits

Published June 27, 2019, 6:23 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Joseph Jubelag

COTABATO CITY– The city government has ordered the closure of a private college here for failing to renew its business permit and lacking a permit to operate from the Commission on Higher Education.

Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, ordered the closure of Mindanao Capitol Colleges Inc. after the school management failed to renew its business permit this year.

He said the city government had required the school to submit the permit of the school to operate issued by CHED as a pre-requisite to the issuance of the business permit.

“The city government assumed that the school really lacks the permit to operate issued by CHED since they failed to submit such before they can renew their business permit,” Rasalan said.

He said the school was issued a business permit last year on condition that it will submit its other credentials, including the CHED permit and a permit from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Up until this time, the school has not submitted the requirements to the city government, Rasalan said.

The school, which opened in 2003, offers education and other technical and senior high school.

The school has a population of some 300 students.