The Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU) has been renamed Quezon City University, by virtue of a new charter under Ordinance No. SP – 2812, series of 2019, passed by the City Council.
Councilor Precious Hipolito Castelo, principal author of the ordinance, said that since the new charter complies with the requirements laid out by the Commission on Higher Education, QCPU (now QC University) now qualifies as a local university and a beneficiary of Republic Act 10931 or the free tuition law.
The ordinance empowers the city-owned educational institution to enhance and strengthen its programs and make it more responsive to the challenges of the current education and business climates.
In addition, the ordinance would enable the city university to provide more support to the goals and policies of the national government, such as the provision of universal access to tertiary education free tuition for students in state colleges or universities, among others.
The new charter would enable Quezon City University to conduct more researches and advance studies in other fields, as well as provide innovations in teaching, research, and faculty development.
In 1994, Quezon City Polytechnic was established as an institution ‘for the training and development of technical and technician manpower skills’. It was later elevated into a tertiary, higher education institution in 1997, to be known as Pamantasang Politekniko ng Lungsod Quezon or Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU).