TAGBILARAN CITY – Tertiary graduates of agriculture/related fields and fine arts courses are the lowest in terms of turnover of graduates annually, Bohol Investment Promotion Center said in its website. Agriculture and fine arts had only 1.29% and 1.2%, respectively, of the total 5,483 graduates, it said. Officials said that interest in taking agriculture in an agricultural province is dimming as it reflected in the BIPC data.
The accountancy and business and related specialization is the biggest turnover with 29.7%. This is followed by medical/natural science courses with 19.11; social/behavioural sciences, 15.21%; and maritime, 14.55%. Information technology (IT), which is getting higher than in prvious years, and math had 11.89% of the pie; and engineering and architecture, 6.71%, BIPC noted.
BIPC said the province of Bohol is the “number one producer of agricultural products in the region (7).” It has an output of 66% of total rice and 54% in fish catch. Bohol is said to be the capital of seaweeds in Central Visayas, producing 60% of the total production and root crops, 72%; oil palm, 100%; and livestock, 32%.
Tertiary schools in Bohol are the following: Bohol Island State University, the main Campus and its other satellite schools, namely: Bohol Island State University – Bilar Campus; Bohol Island State University – Candijay Campus; Bohol Island State University – Calape Campus;Bohol Island State University – Clarin Campus; and Bohol Island State University – Balilihan Campus.
AMA Computer Learning Center – Tagbilaran; Batuan Colleges Inc. – Batuan, Bohol; Blessed Trinity College – Talibon, Bohol; Bohol Institute of Technology (BIT) International College – Tagbilaran Campus; BIT International College – Carmen Campus; BIT International College – Jagna Campus; and BIT International College – Talibon Campus.
Bohol Northern Star College Inc.; Bohol Northwestern College – Ubay; Bohol Wisdom School; Cristal e-College – Tagbilaran Campus;Cristal e-College – Panglao Campus; Holy Name University; Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary; Mater Dei College – Tubigon, Bohol; PMI Colleges – Bohol; STI College – Tagbilaran; University of Bohol; Buenavista Community College; and Trinidad Municipal College. (rvo)