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UP Mindanao to strengthen student admissions

By Gio J. Tanudtanud


THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Mindanao will enhance its enrollment capacity through the “Road to 5k” (R2-5K) plan.

On May 7, UP president Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez held a press conference discussing the Mindanao campus’ strategic plans to encourage more student admissions and support students from low-income provinces.

The Road to 5k plan aims to increase the number of UPMin population to 5,000 students from the current 1,400. Jimenez hopes to see the plan done during his term as the UP president, which will end in 2029.

“I fully support increasing the number but most especially, if we’re talking about those from the isolated areas in the country para maabot gyud nato ang mga estudyante,” he said.

He highlighted that the true focus of the Road to 5k is to reach students from geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.

“There is so much benefit to one family if one of their members can actually get access to higher education, especially if it is a UP education,” he said.

He also bared plans to increase the number of UPCAT testing centers in provinces for students in remote areas, support passers of UPCAT from disadvantaged areas, and encourage non-UPCAT roots including the Associate in Arts degrees to spot students with talents and potential.

Similarly, last May 3 at the Kapihan sa PIA in NCCC Victoria Plaza, Rene A. Estremera, UP Mindanao public relations officer, noticed an increase in number of applicants for the UP college admission test or UPCAT.



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