Rep. Mike Defensor to double QCU enrollment if he wins mayoral bid

Published February 25, 2022, 4:42 PM

by Allysa Nievera

Representative Michael “Mike Defensor” plans to double the number of enrollees at the government-run Quezon City University (QCU) if he wins the mayoral race in the May 2022 elections.

“We want QCU to offer a wider range of bachelor’s degree programs to draw in more students,” Defensor said in a statement on Friday, Feb. 25.

“Our target is to increase the university’s enrollment by 15 percent every year until we double it,” he added.

Defensor also said that he is eyeing to partner with University of the Philippines to develop the university’s liberal arts education.

“We will form a partnership between the University of the Philippines (UP) and QCU to aggressively develop the latter’s liberal arts education,” he said.

“We want QCU to have a strong liberal arts education, so we will hire highly qualified faculty to teach general education courses,” he added.

Currently, QCU offers six bachelor’s degree programs in Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, Industrial Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Information Technology.