Congratulations to our friend, Adel Tamano!
Atty. Adel Tamano, the youngest University President of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), was inducted on Friday at a simple ceremony at PLM as the President of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU).
Atty. Tamano, along with the other officers of the association, was sworn in by Senator Alan Cayetano, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education.
Senator Cayetano delivered the keynote speech that focused on the vital role that local college and universities played in national development, specifically given the fact that currently only 14 per cent of college age students finished their tertiary education. He said it was important to establish more local colleges and to insure that the newly established colleges should provide quality education.
ALCU is composed of 31 of the best and most prestigious local colleges and universities of the Philippines, among them the University of Makati, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, and the City College of Manila. ALCU will work closely with the Senate Committee on Education to enact legislation that will benefit existing local colleges and universities. The primary thrust of ALCU is to improve the quality of instruction, research, and extension of its member schools and to provide value public tertiary education, especially to the poor and disadvantaged.
Atty. Tamano has a varied and multi-disciplinary experience in the education field from teaching subjects as diverse as Economics to Human Resource Development to Constitutional Law. He was a member of the faculty of the Mindanao State University, Far Eastern University, University of the East, and the Ateneo de Manila University. Atty. Tamano obtained his degree in Economics from Ateneo, his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines, his Juris Doctor from Ateneo, and his Master’s in Law from Harvard University.
Congratulations, Adel, from the Young Turks. Way to go, Adel Tamano!