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as we all know nu is under new management....malamang rebuilding yan...sino mga may kilala ng mga team b players nila??? ang kung may pictures please post
austin apilyido nung import ng adu, *** kenyan wahaha
sino ba *** malaking player ng NU?
kala ko kasi si ekwe sa malayo,
and btw, malapit na matapos bagong building nila ah, kitang kita sa bahay namin. hehe
Looking forward to see a tougher NU next season...
Good luck bulldogs!
God bless adamson!
This is one team whose training and recruitment I am very much interested in. Given the all out support of the owners, I'm sure a lot of positive things have been happening.
Well, we'll be seeing more actions from NU and AdU benches. Kudos for our team..
Henry Sy buys 60% of National University
Email this | Email the Editor | Print | ShareThisMANILA, Philippines - Mall magnate Henry Sy, Sr. has joined the bandwagon of taipans who have acquired private universities, recently gaining control of the 108-year-old National University (NU) in Sampaloc, Manila.
SM Investments Corp. President Harley T. Sy told reporters last week that the Sy family bought a 60% stake in the country’s first private non-sectarian school last June from the family of the late founder, Mariano F. Jhocson.
The younger Sy however did not disclose how much the transaction was worth, saying only it was purely the Sy family’s decision and did not involve any of the company’s diverse units.
But he said the Sy family has a lot of plans for the school, and wants to make it one of the country’s top universities.
Mr. Sy said the plans include a new eight-story building inside the university campus and the renovation of some old buildings.
The new building is expected to rise in a 13,000-square-meter lot, housing new classrooms; laboratories, and a multi-purpose gymnasium on top and a swimming pool on the basement which both could hold up to 1,200 people.
Aside from the new building, which is due for construction later this month, the Sy family plans to add 16 more laboratories and expand the existing ones, increase the number of classrooms to 80, attract new faculty members, and make NU more active in sports, a source said.
"We are hoping [to] make it survive for the next twenty years. NU was based on the foundation [of] providing lower-cost [but] quality education [to students] compared to [the] other schools," he said.
The Sys plan to focus on courses like Nursing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Pharmacy because of the "increasing demand in these courses."
The Sy family reportedly wants to "overhaul" the small university and has been pirating professors from the country’s top four universities — Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines-Diliman, and the University of Santo Tomas.
As of the moment, the source said the family has no plans to increase the school’s tuition next year despite the construction of the building and new facilities to be finished by May next year.
He nevertheless said that with the new facilities, the family expects NU’s enrollees, which has gone down significantly over the years, to double next year.
"We hope to make the school competitive again," the source said.
NU opened in Aug. 1, 1900 as Colegio Filipino and was later renamed Colegio Mercantil with the introduction of business and accounting courses. It became the National Academy in 1916 and was renamed National University in 1921. The university offers courses like architecture, commerce, dentistry, education, engineering, computer science, entrepreneurship, liberal arts, nursing, and pharmacy.
NU also has a graduate school and offers elementary and high school education.
Mr. Sy said the acquisition of NU is part of the family’s "socio-civic role" in society, noting that the family wants to sponsor yearly at least a hundred scholars who can study in the school of their choice.
The mall taipan through SM Foundation has sent hundreds of students to college. To date, 630 scholars have graduated from the SM College Scholarship Program, which maintains 400 scholars at any given time.
no wonder u'r from nu pala and u even made a thread for ur alma mater
Goodluck sa NU!!!
Excited na ko para sa NU community...
ok, lets wait nalang sa uaap games
ur school is not actually included in uaap cause ur alma mater is just the laughing stock para may comedy rin while the original 7 schools will occupy ur seats in araneta everytime there is an opening or cheerleading championship cause they don't have enough sits to their designated places or better magsara na lang kayo!
Last edited by castine; Apr 4, 2009 at 03:19 PM.
may binili bang lupa ang NU sa tabi ng old gym?
kasi may dalawang malaking bahay dun na giniba, sayang kasi ancestral house yun, hindi lang naalagaan.
di ko pa alam kung ano po talagang gagawin doon may mga nababalita na gigibahin nadin ang lumang gym .para ang buoong block na iyon ay ililipat ang HS building or Health Science building para sa mga pharma,nursing and dent student.para madikit sa old dent building
'wag naman sana gibain yung isang building, art-deco yun eh.
gym na lang sana gibain. hehe