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Osmeña Colleges

  Osmeńa Colleges stands, after fifty-six year of service as an educational institution, as a living testimonial to the vision of its founder, Dr. Anacleto R. Peliño, Sr. and the realization of his dreams to bring higher education within the reach of Masbateños who could not afford to send their children to others places to further their education.

The school was founded in June 1948, holding classes in a rented building , at the corner of Mabini and Danao Streets in the capital town of Masbate. It was first known as Osmeńa Junior College, and shortly thereafter changed to Osmeńa Colleges Colleges in honor of then President Sergio Osmeńa, Sr. whose ideals, vision, and aspirations became the epitome of what the school stands today.

The school initially offered education subjects leading to the Elementary Teacher's Certificate (E.T.C.) and Associate in Arts (A.A).

In 1949, Osmeńa Colleges purchased an eight-hectare sprawling land where it constructedan Administration Building, together with a Physical Education and Basketball Court Plaza, to meet the increased enrolment of students.

In 1965, Osmeńa Colleges pionered and operated the first Radio Station (DYVP) in the province. It linked Masbate to the rest of the Philippine archipelago. It gave Masbateńos listening pleasure to music, culture and arts as well as giving them up to the minute reports of news and events as it unfolds.

From its humble beginnings, offering courses in Teacher Education, Osmeńa Colleges expanded to offer a complet basic education (Elementary and High School) to cater to the needs of Masbate's youth.

Among its tertiary course offerings to date include Liberal Arts with majors in Broadcasting, Journalism, Mathematics, English, History, Political Science, Home Economics; Art and Sciences with majors in Accountancy, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Criminology, Computer Education (One-Year Programming Course, Two-Year Programming and Technology...
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