R.A. No. 921, Amending the Philippine Normal College Charter
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 921
AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF THE PHILIPPINE NORMAL COLLEGE
Section 1. Section four of Republic Act Numbered Four hundred and sixteen, otherwise known as the Charter of the Philippine Normal College, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Section 4. The Philippine Normal College shall have the general powers set out in section thirteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, as amended, and the government and administration of said College and the exercise of its corporate powers are hereby vested exclusively in the Board of Trustees and in the President of the College in so far as authorized by said Board. The Board of Trustees shall be composed of the Secretary of Education, who shall be ex officio Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Senate, the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives, the Director of Public Schools, the President of the College, and the President of the Philippine Normal School Alumni Association. In the absence or the inability of the Secretary of Education, or in the event that there is no incumbent Secretary of Education, the Undersecretary of Education shall act as the ex officio Chairman of the Board of Trustees. When both the Secretary and the Undersecretary of Education are unable exercise the powers of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the members of the Board may elect among themselves a temporary chairman who shall act as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
“Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, other than actual and necessary expenses incurred either in attendance upon meetings of the Board or upon other official business authorized by resolution of the Board.”
Section 2. Section five of Republic Act Numbered Four hundred and sixteen, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Section 5. The Board of Trustees shall exercise for the Philippine Normal College all the powers of a corporation as provided in section thirteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, as amended. It shall also have the following powers and duties, in addition to its general powers of administration:
“(a) To receive and appropriate to the ends specified by law such sums as may be provided by law for the support of the College;”
“(b) To confer the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Education to successful candidates for graduation;”
“(c) To appoint, on the recommendation of the President of the College, instructors, professors, lecturers, and other employees of the College; to fix their compensation, hours of service and such other duties and conditions as it may deem proper; to grant to them, in its discretion, leave of absence under such regulations as it may promulgate, any other provisions of law notwithstanding, and to remove them for cause after an investigation and hearing shall have been had;”
“(d) To approve the curricula and rules of discipline drawn up by the College Council as hereinafter provided;”
“(e) To fix the tuition fees required of students, as well as matriculation fees, graduation fees and fees for laboratory courses, and all special fees, and to remit the same in special cases;”
“(f) To provide fellowships for faculty members and scholarships to students showing evidence of merit;”
“(g) To provide rules for its own government, and to enact for the government of the College such general ordinance and regulations, not contrary to law, as are consistent with the purposes of the college, as define in section two of this Act;”
“(h) To receive in trust legacies, gifts, and donations of real and personal property of all kinds and to administer the same for the benefit of the College or ford to any students, in accordance with the directions and instructions of the donor, and, in default thereof in such manner as the Board of Trustees may in its discretion determine;”
“(i) To administer and appropriate the funds of Normal Hall and to supervise and control its income and expenses, all provisions of law to the contrary notwithstanding.”
Section 3. Section twelve of Republic Act Numbered Four hundred and sixteen is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Section 12. Heads of bureaus or offices of the National Government are hereby authorized to loan or transfer, upon request of the President of the College, such apparatus or supplies as may be needed by the College, and to detail employees for duty therein, when in the judgment of the head of the bureau or office such supplies or employees can be spared without serious detriment to the public service. Employees so detailed shall perform such duties as are required under such detail, and the time employed shall count as part of their regular official hours.”
Section 4. A new section is hereby added to Republic Act Numbered Four hundred and sixteen, between sections eleven and twelve:
“Section 11.-A The Treasurer of the Philippines shall be ex officio Treasurer of the College and all accounts and expenses shall be audited by the Auditor General or his duly authorized representative.”
Section 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, June 20, 1953.