STI inaugurates P250M academic center in Batangas
MANILA, Philippines — Educational network operator STI Education Systems Holdings Inc. has inaugurated a P250-million new academic center in Batangas City in line with its nationwide expansion program.
The new academic center with a footprint of 5,621 square meters along Kumintang Ibaba stands on three floors and houses fully air-conditioned classrooms with LCD projectors and lighting systems, according to the STI’s disclosure filed with the Philippine Stock Exchange Tuesday.
The new center also has a library filled with updated research materials, Internet and WiFi connection and industry-grade simulation laboratories aimed at providing modern and conducive learning environment for its students.
STI said that with classes already ongoing since June 2014, STI Batangas has been ready to welcome up to 1,500 students taking courses under Information and Communications Technology, Business and Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Arts and Sciences and Engineering. This academic center is also one of the pioneer senior high schools nationwide with permit from the Department of Education to educate Grades 11 and 12 students.
“As we continue to grow our reach and improve our campuses nationwide, we are also building stronger foundations in education for those who are entrusting their future to us,” STI president Monico Jacob said.
“We believe that as we strive to continually improve the quality of education we have in STI, our commitment to nurture the growth of our students to become competent and responsible members of society remains our ultimate priority. This is also why the whole STI community is always driven to thrive for academic excellence and ensuring that our facilities, our campuses will serve as one of the important tools that will help us deliver world-class education to our students. From the facilities, to the curriculum and to the services that we provide, we are committed in finding ways to bridge the gap between graduates and the requirements of industries in various fields,” Jacob added.
STI Academic Center Batangas is the first of four of such STI centers to debut in the first quarter of this year. The others are in Calamba, Cubao and Lucena.
The Tanco-led network has existing centers in Bonifacio Global City, Naga, Fairview, Alabang, Novaliches, Malolos, Ortigas-Cainta and Caloocan.
The network also operates iAcademy, a college that provides specialized and industry-based Information and Communications degree programs; alongside West Negros University in Bacolod City. iAcademy has likewise inaugurated its eight-floor innovation center in Makati, investing on high-end technology and equipment in classrooms, a Cintiq laboratory for design students, computer laboratories, auditorium and customized student lounge.
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