January 17, 2019
NEU College of Agriculture holds first classes
January 8, 2019
The New Era University College of Agriculture held its first classes on January 7, 2019. Thirty-seven (37) students compose the pioneering batch under the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program. The newest college of the university is situated in 50-hectare site in Pinugay, Baras, Rizal.
During the orientation, Dr. Perigio B. Francisco, Jr., the college dean, addressed the assembly of faculty and students. “The wealth and knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this school will surely make the teaching and learning process both challenging and exciting,” he noted.
The College of Agriculture is a brainchild of the Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo. It aims among others to help address the increasing global problem on food security by fostering agricultural production and research. On June 30, 2017, The Executive Minister, together with the university officials, led the groundbreaking ceremony of the main building, in addition to the initial classrooms that are currently used.
NEU in Pinugay was granted recognition by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on September 14, 2018. Bro. Joey M. Red is the campus director, and Prof. Luvimin Evangelio serves as the program head of BS Agriculture. The campus is the 5th campus of NEU – the other four are found in Quezon City (main); San Fernando City, Pampanga; Lipa City, Batangas; and General Santos City.