SGS and CED are Adult Education Leaders



With Dr. Romeo M. Sumayo Jr., the concurrent Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the College of Education (CED), together with SGS and CED Assistant Dean, Prof. Michel P. Basister, UNC is breaking boundaries and creating possibilities. With its professional adult education expertise, facilities, linkages, research capability and community engagement, UNC continues to take the lead in teaching education excellence, outcome-based and professional education in Bicol.


The UNC School of Graduate Studies and the College of Education are proudly Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Authorized Learning Service Provider (LSP) by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP). With the PRC and NEAP badge, UNC shall deliver a wide array of capacity building trainings and programs for professionals like teachers, school leaders, registered guidance counselors, designate counselors and homeroom guidance teachers, among others. These professional development initiatives offer CPD points which will help them in renewing their respective licenses.


Through SGS and CED, UNC takes an active role in community and nation-building by catering to all who want to re-skill, up-skill and cross-skill. UNC supports adult education as a major overarching sustainable development agenda. Integrating adult education in mapping social and economic development priorities, plans and policies yields manifold benefits to a nation and its people. It is a practical key to maximize their engagement in their immediate environment, in the workforce and in the community. It is an investment which will propel the adult members of the society to realize their potential, achieve their aspirations, and fulfill their destiny.


SGS and CED are committed to provide our alumni, the workforce and adult community members fresh learning experiences and creative opportunities to retrain themselves, thereby enhancing their productivity and career advancement while taking into account their characteristics and contexts. Professional development is an imperative to address the apparent changes, current challenges and emerging trends in the 21st century. Updating and upgrading knowledge, skills and competencies empower them to tackle the advent of new jobs, the shifting government initiatives and the growing international commitment towards emerging agenda.


By offering custom-made professional and self-enrichment programs, UNC School of Graduate Studies and College of Education shall elevate individual and institutional capability to survive and thrive in this ever-evolving environment, brought about by globalization and technological advancement. Part of UNC’s resolves are to address the manpower gap and skills mismatch across industries and to satisfy the competency-based deficiencies in the workforce. These will subsequently mitigate unemployment and underemployment, and ultimately alleviate poverty in the Bicol region.