University of Iloilo
name = University of Iloilo
established = 1947
type = Private university
president = Alberto Lopez
campus = Urban
colors = █ █
athletics = PRISAA, ISSAA
website = [http://www.ui.edu.ph http://www.ui.edu.ph] |
The University of Iloilo ("Filipino: Pamantasan ng Iloilo") is a private university in
Iloilo City, Philippines.
The University of Iloilo started as the Iloilo City Colleges (ICC). It was established in June 1947 by the Hon.
Fernando H. Lopez, then mayor of Iloilo City, who was imbued with the spirit of unselfish service to the youth. In this great task of organizing a college, he was inspired by his wife Doña Mariquit and his brother Don Eugenio. A number of professionalsand experienced educatorswho shared his vision of putting up a schoolnot only for the rich but also for the poor and the middle class joined him in this venture.
The first classes were held in quonset huts with nipa roofs, sawali and bamboo walls, and mud floors. These makeshift buildings accommodated ambitious young men and women who had just suffered from the aftermath of
World War II. There were two campuses: the Iloilo Unit, which housed the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Commerce, Liberal Arts, Lawand the High SchoolDepartment; and La Paz Unit where the Colleges of Normal Education, Engineering, and the High Schooland ElementaryDepartments were located.
Dr. Gabino Tabuñar served as the first President of the Iloilo City Colleges. Upon his resignation in 1954, Hon.
Fernando H. Lopez, then Vice President of the Philippines, assumed the Presidency with Miss Loreto J. Ledesma as Administrative Officer.
The years brought changes to Iloilo City Colleges. To meet the challenges and the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse student population, the administration phased out some courses and introduced new ones. Then a series of construction projects to replace the dilapidated buildings began. The first to be constructed was the Don Benito Lopez Building, which is presently occupied by the Colleges of
Business Administrationand Criminal Justice.The Don Fernando Lopez Hall was also constructed as an annex to Doña Presentacion Lopez Building, which the Basic EducationDepartment presently occupies. In the main campus were erected the Doña Mariquit Lopez Building for the College of Education. The Don Eugenio Lopez Building accommodated the College of Business Administration, and the Graduate School. The Queen Theater was renovated to accommodate the University Auditoriumon the second floor and the College of Law Libraryon the ground floor. The College of LawBuilding was constructed on the corner of Rizal and Iznart Streets and the ground floor became the University Chapel.
High SchoolDepartment, on the corner of Mapa and Rizal Streets, rose the Doña Pacita Building, now known as the EngineeringBuilding for the University’s College of Engineeringand Computer Studies.
In 1963, the
Iloilo Citycolleges opened its Graduate Schoolfor the professional growth of teachers and administrators. Three years later the speech laboratorieswere put up for both the undergraduateand the graduate language classes.
In 1966, the College of
Agriculturewas opened at Ungka, Pavia. Simultaneously, the College of Criminal Justicewas opened in the main campus. The College of Agriculturewas later phased out due to the decline in enrolment. The College of Criminal Justicehas gained popularity in Western Visayaswith its modern laboratory facilitieslike the infra-red microscope, the lie-detector, the questioned document kit, the interrogationand investigation room, practice court room, target range, and its latest acquisition – the paralyzer shield. On December 17, 1968, the Iloilo City Colleges was granted the university statusand became the 32nd Universityin the Philippines.
In 1972, the University Administration purchased the
Philippine Women’s Collegein Jaro. This was converted into the Don Benito Lopez Hospital. In the main campus two buildings were later constructed to accommodate the initial enrollment for the College of Nursing. Courses like the Bachelor of Science in Nutritionand the Bachelor of Science in Social Work, which were then offered by the Philippines Women’s College, were transferred to the main campus. These courses and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, which was offered in 1974, were included in the course offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences. The expansion of the College of Arts and Sciencesled to the construction of the ScienceBuilding. This building also shelters the University Gymnasium, Audio-Visual Center, the I-Net Laboratory, and the Natural ScienceDepartment.
In June 1989, a three-story building was constructed behind the mini-park, connecting the Don Eugenio Lopez Building to the Don Benito Lopez Building. This was designed to facilitate the transfer of the College of
Nursingto the main campus.
In 1991, the
Department of Education, Culture, and Sports acknowledged the University of Iloilo as an Excellent Schoolfor the College of Criminology, now the College of Criminal Justice. In March 1993, a certificate of recognition was awarded to the College of Criminology for its “OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN THE PURSUIT OF QUALITY EDUCATION AS EXEMPLIFIED BY MERITORIOUS PERFORMANCE IN BOARD EXAMINATIONS – SCHOOL PASSING PERCENTAGE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE.”
During the Academic year 1993-1994, the College of
Educationopened the Pre-School EducationProgram while the College of Arts and Sciences offered Mass Communicationas another major field in the Bachelor of ArtsProgram. The University mini- radio stationwas then constructed for the training of students majoring in Mass Communication.
On May 26, 1993, upon the death of Don Fernando, Hon. Alberto J. Lopez took over as President of the University. Since that time, he has been serving as the University President.
On June 25, 1993, a month after the death of Don
Fernando H. Lopez, the FHL Museum dedicated to his memory, was inaugurated. This has become a part of the University‘s Learning Resource Center.
In the same year, the Ungka Campus became the site of the
Marine Engineeringclassrooms with a modern SOLAS Training Center.
On September 1, 1993, the Colleges of
Law, Arts and Sciences, and Educationwere granted Level II accreditation status by the PAASCU.
In June 1994, the University of Iloilo Graduate School offered the Master in
Business Administrationprogram to accommodate business executives who desire to grow professionally.
In 1997, the University of Iloilo celebrated its Golden Jubilee commemorating its fiftieth year of service to the nation through education.
In 1998, the University of Iloilo
Graduate Schoolwas granted CHED recognition for its Master in Public AdministrationProgram. In the same year, the University entered into a contract with Net Curricula Incorporated in order to be among the pioneer schools in the country to integrate technologyin classroom instruction in all levels – elementary, high school, and college. During the First Semester of 1998-1999, the Net Curricula installed industry-grade network and telecommunication facilities including structured cabling, branded workstations and servers, high-resolution presentation equipment, and licensed softwares.
In May 1999, the BS
Marine Engineeringof the College of Engineeringpassed the CHED evaluation for Maritime Educationprogram.
In AY 2000-2001, the College of
Engineeringprogram was awarded the Certificate of Compliance with the requirements set forth by by the ABS Quality Evaluation Incorporated, applicable to the “Provision of Maritime Education in accordance with CHED Rules and STCW ’95 Convention.” This certificate of full compliance included the University of Iloilo as among the schools in the country that are authorized to offer the Maritime Education Program. In August 2005, the B.S. Marine Engineeringprogram was granted government recognition.
The University has also strengthened its
Community ExtensionProgram through its implementing arm, the Community Extension ServicesCenter (CESC).
Initially in 1999, the CESC served only one Barangay in the City of
Iloiloand two others in the Province of Guimaras. Its program components include educational assistance, trainings, livelihoodand environmental projects, tutorialservices, and values-oriented classes. Since then, it has increased its community partners from the original two barangays to seven and adopted three schools. To sustain its existing projects, the CESC has established linkages with local and internationalorganizations. To date, the CESC links actively with the ERDA Foundation, Department of Education, Bureau of Nonformal Education, and the City Planning Office. Internationally, the University’s CESC is in partnership with ERDA-UNICEF, Australian Aid(AUSAID), and the International Marine Life Alliance. It is also a member of the Iloilo City Task Force on Child Labor. [http://www.cityofsacramento.org/personnel/documents/accredit.pdf]
In the second semester of AY 2002-2003, the College of Criminology launched the BS in Criminology-ETEEAP (Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program) as a
CHED-NAPOLCOM deputized HEI.Fact|date=September 2008 This BS in Criminology-ETEEAP is especially offered by the University of Iloilo to enable the regular members of the Philippine National Police(PNP) the opportunity to obtain college education. It is also open to regular members of the BJMP, BFP, P&PA, NBI, PPA, and members of governmentand private institutionswith Criminology-related functions.
Today, the University of Iloilo stands stronger than ever. It continues to enlighten the minds and shape the ideas of thousands of young
Filipinos, the most fitting and lasting monument to its founders who had dreamed and worked hard to make this Institution a center of learning for everyone.
The seal of the University of Iloilo has twelve continuous undulating and well-defined convex curves. Each curve or wave represents the twelve schools and
collegesthat composed the institution at the time it was granted the University status on December 17, 1968. These were the (1) laboratory SchoolUnit, (2) High SchoolUnit (Day Class), (3) High School Unit (Evening Class), (4) College of Arts & Sciences, (5) College of Commerceand Accountancy, (6) College of Criminology, (7) College of Education, (8) College of Engineering, (9) Computer TechnologyDepartment, (10)Department of Nursing, (11) College of Law, and (12) School of Graduate Studies. Each wave exerts a potent force in its respective field of endeavor, creating an individually progressive sense of movement. The reverse concave curves give the cohesive atmosphere and represent the flexibility to adjust to ever-changing conditions.
The word Excelsior is the institution's inspring force. The right hands of a man and a woman represent action in a
coeducationenviroment. The lighted torchstands for the means by which truthand knowledgeis achieved, with Truth as the ultimate goal, of the search.
The two stars represent the Lopez brothers, Don
Eugenioand Hon. Fernando Lopez, who both conceived this institution especially intended for the poorand the middle class. July 1, 1947 was its foundation year. The style used in its lettering is classically symbolic of dignity. The colors greenand goldare the University colors; the greensymbolizing the youthful vigorof a young and growing institution and the gold, the enduring luster and splendor of the ideals for which its stands.
University of Iloilo offers the following academic programs through its various academic units:
College of Arts and Sciences
* Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
* Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications
* Bachelor of Science in Psychology
* Bachelor of Arts in Economics
College of Nursing
* Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Engineering and Computer Studies
* Bachelor of Arts in Information Management
* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Information System
* Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
* Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
College of Law
* Bachelor of Laws
College of Criminal Justice
* Bachelor of Science in Criminology
* Associate in Police Science Technology
* Associate in Police Operations and Public Safety
* Associate in Police Science as Fingerprint Technician (Tech-Leading To B.S. Crim. - - LADDERIZED)
College of Business Administration
* Bachelor of Science in Commerce
* Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
* Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
* Associate in Computer Office Administration
College of Education
* Bachelor of Secondary Education with Specialization
* Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Special Education
* Bachelor of Elementary Education
* Doctor of Philosophy in Education
* Master in Business Administration
* Master in Public Administration
* Master of Arts in Education
* Elementary grades
* Secondary school
* [http://www.ui.edu.ph/ Official Web site]
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