The University of the East Caloocan Campus opened School year 2012-2013 ready to take on advances in quality and progress in the field of education. The opening coincided with the implementation of the debut of Department of Education’s K-to-12 Basic Education program.
The new building is named after U.E.’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lucio C. Tan, and was completed in time for the school opening. The eight-storey building houses partially covered and open decks, over 30 classrooms, computer laboratories, multimedia and instrumentation rooms, science laboratories, a multipurpose hall, a library and canteen, among others. The new building beefs up U.E.’s primary and secondary quality of education that serves not just Caloocan City but other areas as well.
In his message during the formal blessing and inauguration last September 25, Dr. Tan noted that the occasion was a happy one with U.E. celebrating its 66th year of providing quality education to thousands of young people. The new elementary and high school building, he said, allows “not only more pupils to study here but it also provides much-needed facility for the K-to-12 education reforms.”
The Chairman, whose commitment to education is echoed strongly in the advocacy of the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, thanked and encouraged “everyone who has shared in and continue to work for our vision of educating the youth,” adding “We also offer this building as a gift as we continue to improve our quality of learning and provide support for educational reforms.”