At least 37 inmates finished their college degrees this school year while serving their prison time at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa graced the graduation ceremonies of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) – Bilibid Extension School as the guest of honor and keynote speaker.
Located inside the Medium Security Compound of the NBP, the school have conferred college degrees to over 500 students who have completed their tertiary education in the prison compound since 1995, and those who already finished serving their time are already employed outside the cells.
This year, 18 students finished a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, while 19 others received a degree in Computer Science. These numbers are higher compared to last year’s record of a total of 17 graduates only.
Present during the event were Anthony Jose Tamayo, UPHSD President; Dr. Daisy Tamayo, UPHSD Vice Chairman of the Board, Co-founder, and Treasurer; and Chief Supt. Rexy Morales, head of BuCor’s Training and Education Department.