From Notre Dame of Dadiangas University Alumni Affairs Coordinator, the hardworking Reuben Tugari, GenSan News Online received a piece of wonderful news!

After being granted Autonomous Status until 2014 by the Committee on Higher Education, which Bariles blogged about in an earlier post  (CLICK HERE), the premier Catholic university in General Santos City has just been accredited by the Bureau of Immigration to accept for admission, foreign students.

This was contained in a memorandum from the Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan dated August 7, 2009 to petitioner Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, with address at Marist Avenue, General Santos City.

Read the scanned memo below…

The letter from Bureau of Immigration allowing NDDU to accept foreign students.
"The letter from Bureau of Immigration allowing NDDU to accept foreign students."

Bariles did not know that a university should at first be included in the list of BI-accredited schools for it to accept non-immigrant student before it can do so.    NDDU’s request for inclusion must be because of the much-improved  security in GenSan and elsewhere in the region, with its Board of Directors expecting an increase of foreign students seeking  affordable yet quality education.

Well, here’s hoping that with this development, we’ll be seeing more and more foreign expats who would realize that General Santos City offers not only export quality tuna but also boasts of exceptional educational institutions like the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University.