THE PHINMA EDUCATION NETWORK
The PHINMA Group’s entry into education began with its acquisition of Araullo University in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija in 2004, launching the PHINMA Education Network (PEN).
This purchase was followed by that of Cagayan de Oro College in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental in 2005, and of the University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City, Pangasinan and the University of Iloilo in Iloilo City, Iloilo, both in 2009. This makes PEN a network of three (3) universities and one (1) college situated all over the Philippines.
In each of its schools, PEN embarks on a massive campaign of making changes where they are most needed. Each school undergoes faculty improvement and course development as PEN provides scholarships for its employees for masteral and doctoral studies, and improves salary and benefit schemes. Systems and curricula are put in place to improve academic performance, created with the students’ capacity in consideration. Campus grounds are rehabilitated, with an emphasis on needed laboratories and classrooms, and IT infrastructure.
Ensuring that “life can be better,” PEN seeks to provide high quality education at an affordable tuition giving access to those who need it the most. PEN students are typically the children of the country’s farmers, policemen, public school teachers and other government workers, of tricycle, pedicab, and jeepney drivers, and of vendors and carpenters.
PEN provides what is necessary for the youth to learn the most that they can in order to achieve the goals most relevant to their situation – nothing more, nothing less.