/ 1 July 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of Science and Technology and the city government of Cagayan de Oro signed an agreement that will allow the university to use a government-owned land in Barangay Balubal for the establishment of a campus.

USTP said the city allowed it to use a 100-hectare property to build a satellite campus. The land will be available for use for 25 years.

“Currently, there are 100 students who are enrolled at USTP Balubal which started accepting students since last year with three courses offerings,” the university said.

“USTP is temporarily using the barangay multi-purpose hall of Balubal for classes. The Usufruct Agreement will allow USTP to build classrooms and facilities,” it added.

Mayor Oscar Moreno signed the agreement in behalf of the city government.

“USTP has been a partner of the city and a good catalyst for education to be accessible to the residents in Balubal and neighboring areas. We are making available the use of the land but to me what’s more important is USTP making education available to our people” Moreno said.

Dr. Ambrosio Cultura II, USTP System president, thanked the city government, the City Council and Barangay Balubal.

“USTP wants to extend our services not just in the urban area but we want to expand it to the hinterland — the rural areas. We want education to be accessible not just for the few but if possible all,” Cultura said.