Bohol Island State University
The Bohol Island State University (BISU) formerly the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology (CVSCAFT) is a public institution of higher learning in Bohol, Philippines. The institution operates campuses spread throughout the province, with the main campus in Tagbilaran city, Bohol.
By virtue of Republic Act No. 9722 (An Act Converting the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology, its Units and Satellite Campuses in the City of Tagbilaran and in the Municipalities of Bilar, Candijay, Clarin, Calape and Balilihan, All Located in the Province of Bohol to Be Known as the Bohol Island State University (BISU) and Appropriating Funds Therefor) the then CVSCAFT is officially called BISU, the 3rd university on the province of Bohol and the first State university. The Bill was authored by Congressmen Nerio Uayan, Roberto Cajes, Adam Relson Jala, Cynthia Villar and Junie Cua on February 16, 2009. It was approved by the Senate on August 18, 2009. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the bill into law on October 14, 2009, and took effect on November 9, 2009.
Established in 1998 by R.A 8659, the system was composed of five vocational/technical schools in the province of Bohol. These were the: Bohol Agriculture College (BAC) in Bilar; Bohol School of Arts and Trade (BSAT)in Tagbilaran City; Bohol School of Fisheries (BSF) in Cogtong, Candijay; Clarin School of Fisheries (CSF) in Clarin; and Calape National School of Fisheries (CNFS)in Calape. In 1999 a sixth member was added – the Calape Polytechnic College (CPC)was integrated by virtue of CHED Memo Order No. 18 series of 1999.
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