By Billy Begas
Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos has lauded Presidente Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law a measure that will convert the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) into a state university.
Bernos said the new university to be known as University of Abra will improve the quality of college education for many young Abreños.
Under Republic Act 11574, the University of Abra will be offering courses related to agricultural technology, agribusiness management, forestry, industrial technology, information technology, education, arts and sciences, and engineering, on top of the recently announced courses on political science, criminal justice, social work, and environmental science in the new campus in La Paz.
“Abreños will not have to go far in search of greener pastures, as their very own University will be able to provide a quality and accessible education that will enable their growth and their communities’ development,” Bernos said.
Bernos first filed the measure in 2017 but the Senate failed to approve it.