Groundbreaking ceremony held for TSU Concepcion Campus
Tarlac State University and the Local Government of Concepcion led the groundbreaking ceremony for the TSU Concepcion Extension Campus located at Barangay San Nicolas Poblacion, Concepcion, Tarlac held on January 28, 2020.
The additional TSU campus is a 9,000-square-meter lot owned by the LGU Concepcion.
It is a legacy project of Municipal Mayor of Concepcion Hon. Andres D. Lacson, Municipal Vice Mayor of Concepcion Hon. Atty. Joey L. Baluyut and the Sangguniang Bayan members, TSU Board of Regents members Hon. Reynaldo L. Catacutan (Capas Mayor) and Hon. Dennis Norman T. Go (Tarlac 2nd District Board Member), and TSU President Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, who are referred to as the legacy team by former DepEd Secretary Jesli A. Lapus who graced the event.
According to Mayor Lacson, the LGU allotted 75 million pesos from their local funds for the construction which will undergo for 10 months.
The 36.5M Phase I construction has undergone bidding with an allotted 35M funding for 2020. Barangays also gave 20% of their respective budgets for the TSU Concepcion Extension Campus.
As a legacy project, the Concepcion campus will help TSU accommodate around 500 enrollees by 2021, its target year of operation.
FULFILLED DREAM FOR QUALITY EDUCATION WITHIN CONCEPCION
Opening a TSU Concepcion Extension Campus was once a dream of the town which is now part of its history and milestones.
“At last, ang pangarap ng Concepcion ay matutupad na rin,” said Vice Mayor Baluyut in his welcome remarks.
With the presence of the DepEd representatives from the Tarlac Province Division and teachers from the neighboring BSANHS, Vice Mayor Baluyut stressed that the youth of Concepcion can now advance from secondary to quality tertiary education within the municipality.
In response, President Mallari reassured that the brand of TSU education will definitely be available to the future Concepcion campus students.
The Concepcion extension is the 5th TSU campus following the inauguration of the Capas Cristo Rey Extension Campus in 2018.