QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES — Kalayaan College (KC) announced its ceasing of operations after 22 years through a letter published on the school’s official Facebook page.
The letter, signed by College President Ma. Oliva Domingo, read: “With heartfelt feelings and faced with no other options, the Board of Directors of Kalayaan College Inc has decided to end the operations of Kalayaan College due to continuing financial losses brought about by declining student population and exacerbated by challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic.”
KC announced that it has informed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of its decision and will follow the agency’s requirements and advice regarding its exit.
Along with the announcement, KC also listed down its remaining operations before its formal closure. For instance, the college “will offer a limited number of General Education (GE) and major courses that will enable senior-level students with a few remaining courses to complete their respective degree programs.”
All classes starting August 15, 2022 will be conducted online. Additionally, senior students whose remaining courses are not going to be offered by KC are allowed to cross-register in other schools to enable them to complete their degree programs.
See the official post for more information.
“The Board apologizes for this short notice and extends its gratitude to all students and parents who put their trust in Kalayaan College. We take this opportunity to thank our faculty and staff for their dedicated service,” the statement said.
Kalayaan College is a private education institution located in New Manila, Quezon City, founded by senior professors from the University of the Philippines back in 2000.
KC is not the only school that closed its doors due to the pandemic. Back in 2020, the century-old College of the Holy Spirit of Manila announced its closure. Then in 2021, another old Catholic School, St. Joseph College of Bulacan, also announced its formal closure. – WhatALife!
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