Salain installed as prez of Basilan State College PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 November 2010 13:30

Through sheer hard work and Allah’s great blessing, an orphan and ice cream vendor during his younger years is now the president of Basilan State College located in Barangay Sumagdang, Isabela City.

Hadji Nasser Salain was formally installed last Friday as the fifth president of the college by Commission on Higher Education Regional Director Emmylou Yanga at the college’s multipurpose hall.

“By virtue of the powers vested in me by the commission, I now hereby formally declare Hadji Nasser Salain as the 5th president of Basilan State College,” Yanga said as crowd of relatives, supporters, students and faculty gave Salain a thunderous standing ovation and welcome.

The order signed by CHED Chairman Emmanuel Angeles appointing Salain as president was dated June 26, 2010. It will expire on June 26, 2013.

Yanga also presented to Salain the presidential medallion as a symbol of his commitment and the authority entrusted to him by the board of trustees to look after the school, students and faculty.
In his message, Salain thanked God for the blessing adding he never dreamed that one day he will become the president of the school.

“I will hurdle the challenge in making this college an instrument of social upliftment for all the students and future generation in Basilan. I would like to announce that there is now an ongoing construction of a five-classroom school; building in Maluso, a two-story eight-classroom  building in Lamitan for the extension of our college and the repair of the school in Sta. Clara,” Salain said.

The new president hopes to strengthen further the bond and commitment to attain the vision and mission of the school.

He commended the faculty and the school’s administrative personnel for carrying out successfully the collective undertakings of the college. -- KS