NCCA accredits MMSU to apply for grants

By Niña Christelle M. Sumintac


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) accredits the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) which certifies the school’s eligibility to apply for funding to conduct culture-oriented research and extension. 


MMSU virtually received the certification which is valid for one year last August 25. 


Dr. Eliza Samson, dean of MMSU College of Teacher Education, said the accreditation would further strengthen the university’s ethical conduct of research and extension projects on promotion, preservation, and conservation of Ilokano culture and arts. 


The university submitted the documentary requirements which were rigorously assessed by the NCCA’s Accreditation and Grants Processing Unit. 


Now, faculty members endeavour in submitting project proposals to NCCA to maximize the opportunity.


In compliance with its Board Resolution No. 2017-265 (Guidelines for Accreditation of Individuals, Organizations and Government Agencies), NCCA accredits Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Peoples Organizations (POs), Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs), Individuals, Local Government Units (LGUs), and Government Agencies (GAs) as partners in carrying out its programs.


Created under Republic Act 7356, NCCA is the overall policy making body that coordinates and gives grants for the preservation, development, and promotion of Philippine arts and culture. (StratCom)