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The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) re-accredited various Xavier University programs and units after all the survey visits conducted over the past two school years.

Both the Grade School (Macasandig campus) and Junior High School were granted re-accreditation for five years, valid until May 2021.

Arts & Sciences, Elementary & Secondary Education, Business Administration, Accountancy, Industrial Engineering and Electronics & Communications Engineering programs were also granted re-accreditation for three years each, valid until May 2019.

Meanwhile, the Agriculture program was granted re-accreditation for five years, valid until May 2020. XU's Nursing program got an initial accreditation for three years, valid until May 2018.

The Computer Studies program will undergo a consultancy visit within the year to determine its readiness for a formal survey.

“Our sincerest thanks to the academic vice president, vice president for basic education, principals, deans, chairpersons, faculty and staff of all the programs who prepared diligently for the survey visits. Our gratitude especially to the PAASCU Self-Survey Teams of the different programs,” said XU president Fr Roberto C Yap SJ in his message to the academic community.

“Thank you also to XU Quality Management Office director Sr Clare Cecila Salvani RA and staff for their assistance and support to all the programs which were surveyed.”

A premier quality assurance mechanism in our country, PAASCU is the oldest and the largest accrediting body initiated by the Jesuits in the late 1950s to measure the quality of education, instruction, students’ performances and social engagements, among other fields, in higher private educational institutions in the country.

“The PAASCU (re-)accreditation is an affirmation of the quality whole-person education we strive to provide as a Jesuit university, ad majorem Dei gloriam,” Yap added.