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Top 5 Schools in Mandaluyong

Parents always give what’s best for their children and that includes education. Sending their children to one of the top schools in the country has become essential because it prepares them for a bright future. Aside from providing quality education, top schools ensure that the development of social skills through extracurricular activities.

Fortunately, for those living in Mandaluyong they wouldn’t have to look far because it is home to some of top schools in the country. These schools guide students to reach their best potential in mind, body and spirit.

Here are 5 of the top schools in Mandaluyong based on the aggregated passing rates of each school in all board exams that their graduates participated in:

  1. Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC)

Standing on historic grounds, Don Bosco Technical college forms the minds of its students with quality education in an environment of steadfast brotherhood. This private Catholic educational institution is owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco. It offers all-boys elementary education, all-boys secondary education, co-educational tertiary education, night school (alternative learning system), and vocational training for out-of-school male youth.

Don Bosco Technical College has a dual academic-technical curriculum. It was only in 2004 that the college department, formerly exclusive for males, started accepting female students as a statement of equality and as a strategic plan to achieve university status in the year 2020. At present, the College Department offers 8 programs namely: Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSEcE), Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE), Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSArchi), Bachelor of Science In Entrepreneurship (BSEntrep), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), and two-year program in Associate in Computer Technology.

Some of its notable alumni include Benjamin Abalos, Jr. (Former Mayor of Mandaluyong City), Francis Magalona, (King of Pinoy Rap) and Gregorio Honasan (Former Senator of the Republic of the Philippines and former AFP Officer).

  1. Jose Rizal University (JRU)

Jose Rizal University (formerly Jose Rizal College) is a non-sectarian, non-stock private educational institution brimming with excellence. It takes pride in providing quality education that’s inexpensive in the confines of an ideal environment. The university was founded in 1919 by Don Vicente Fabella and to this day, the University continues to uphold its vision by building on its foundation of academic excellence through a roster of topnotch faculty, superior facilities, and well-planned programs in various disciplines.

As proof to its commitment and contribution to the promotion of quality education, JRU has recently been granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education (Resolution No. 013-2009 dated October 6, 2009). Only two percent of the academic institutions in the country have accomplished this and 15 come from the National Capital Region. Furthermore, the University has also maintained its deregulated status since 2001, a distinction only 50 universities in the Philippines have achieved.

  1. Rizal Technological University (RTU)

This state university is making waves when it comes to providing premium quality education that’s definitely affordable. Established in July 11, 1969 due to utmost request of the Provincial Board of Rizal to put up a higher education institution in the Province of Rizal, it’s the first educational institution in the country to utilize Cooperative Education as a curriculum plan.

The College of Rizal in Pasig and Rizal Technical High School in Mandaluyong were merged and converted to the Rizal Technological Colleges (RTC) by the virtue of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 674 in  March 20, 1975. Due to financial insufficiency, the colleges were transferred to the territorial jurisdiction of the Metro Manila. Fortunately, Rizal Technological Colleges was preserved by converting it to a state college through Presidential Decree 1341-A on April 1, 1978.

Aside from being the pioneer of several innovative academic programs in the Philippines, such as Doctor of Technology Education, Master of Science in Engineering Education, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Instrumentation and Control Technology, the University has established itself as National Instrumentation and Control Center and Welding and Research Training Center. It also has been the pilot school of Technology Resource Center under the Ministry of Human Settlements and now a member of the school network implementing the Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) of the Philippines.

  1. La Salle Greenhills (LSG)

This Catholic educational institution boasts of time-tested educational traditions and innovations that form learners into responsible citizens who live their core values of faith, service and communion.  Established in 1959 by the De La Salle Brothers, led by the late Brother H. Gabriel Connon FSC of then De La Salle College Manila, it is the only boys’ school among all the De La Salle chain of universities. Multiple buildings house the various educational facilities and classrooms for all levels, from pre-school to high school. Its facilities include a gymnasium, tennis court, swimming pool, computer room, chapel, cafeteria and culinary arts room. The school is situated on a six-hectare campus fronting Ortigas Avenue, across from Wack-Wack Village and golf course.

  1. Arellano University – Plaridel Campus (AU)

Established in 1951, Arellano University – Plaridel Campus is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university located in Mandaluyong. The university was named after Cayetano Arellano, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Arellano University is formed by five academic clusters (Arellano University School of Law, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, Allied Medical Services and College of Business and Technology) that cater to undergraduates and postgraduates. All of their academic programs are offered across their six campuses. Some prominent alumni of Arellano University include former Senator Rodolfo Biazon, Joey de Leon and Ted Failon.

The list just shows that quality education doesn’t necessarily mean shelling out a load of cash. Studying in top schools is an investment in itself because higher quality translates into greater earnings for individuals over their lifetime. Moreover, a society with a more educated labor force can also expect faster economic growth.

Are you a current student or an alumnus of these distinguished schools? Share your fondest memories and tell us why your school is head and shoulders above the rest at the comments section.

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