CSPC and BJMP-Iriga forge partnership to bring college education for PDLs

Date: April 15, 2024ย 

๐‚๐„๐‚๐’, ๐๐‰๐Œ๐-๐ˆ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐Œ๐Ž๐€, ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ฌ

The Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Iriga City signed a Memorandum of Agreement on April 15, 2024, facilitated by the Center for Extension and Community Services (CECS).

This partnership is aligned with CSPCโ€™s Institutional Extension and Community Service activities and the College Education Behind Bars Program.

Through this dynamic partnership, the College Education Behind Bars initiative, which is said to stand as a pioneering program in the Bicol Region and second in the Philippines, will break barriers in tertiary education for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) and support them to pursue their academic aspirations even behind prison walls.

Last semester, the institution noted one PDL enrollee, and for the upcoming semester, there are indications of 10โ€“15 PDLs who aspire to pursue their college education who will be enrolling in the next academic year.

Moreover, some of the PDLs performed an original rap composition that was witnessed during the MOA signing as their way of showing appreciation to the institution.

SUC President III Dr. Amado A. Oliva Jr., VPAA Dr. Estelito R. Clemente, VPREPED Dr. Teresita B. Salazar, and CECS Director Mr. Charles Bolival;ย all expressed their optimism about the partnership’s transformative potential.