CFAS MFT and DFT accredited level II
ISCOF complies final CHED university requirement

By Jingo Carl Pagayunan

The Master in Fisheries Technology (MFT) and Doctor of Fisheries Technology (DFT) of the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences were evaluated last June 29- July 1, and ultimately conferred the AACUP level II accredited status which complies with the final requirement by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for a university status.

With its undergrad Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSF) program which is level IV accredited, CFAS has been the key to ISCOF's becoming a university named the Iloilo State University of Science and Technology (ISUST).

Dr. Noel A. Armada, the dean of CFAS, considers this a major achievement for the college in particular and ISUST in general.

"This is of paramount importance to us in CFAS. This is also a fulfilling triumph after the sleepless nights and handwork spent by the CFAS faculty and students, with the support of the administration," said Armada.

Among the successful alumni of CFAS is the current regional director for Region VI of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the honorable Remia Aparri.

The college also boasts of internationally acclaimed science researchers like Prof. ____ Savillo and Dr. Reynaldo Paler and a very high percentage of faculty members with doctoral and masters degrees.

"This standing point of CFAS guarantees that it will continue to soar high and produce graduates that are globally competitive," Armada added.