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BRIEF HISTORY

The Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) was established as a provincial high school known as Baybay Provincial High School in 1952. At the opening of the school year, 1952-1953, three sections were organized, two for the freshmen and one for the sophomores. It was the first public high school established in the Baybay District of Laguna.

Without a school site or even a single building or sure equipment of its own, the school was temporarily housed in a private residential building while concrete steps were undertaken by the Siniloan Municipal Council. Since its establishment in the school year 1952-1953, expansion has been done, the number enrolment, infrastructure and projects have been increasing and growing.

In 1957 by virtue or RA 1807, it was converted into an agricultural school known as the Baybay National Agricultural and Vocational School. Realizing the need for a college in the eastern portion of Laguna, the school was then changed into Baybay National College of Agriculture and Technology in 1971 by virtue of RA 6327. Since its establishment, expansion after expansion has been done, the number of enrolment, infrastructures and projects/programs have been increasing and growing. On June 10, 1983 by virtue of Batas Pambansa No. 482 it was again converted into an agricultural school known as the Laguna State Polytechnic College.

 

            The State College is located 124 kilometers from Manila and rests on a 33-hectare site in its host campus at Siniloan, Laguna along the lake. Aside from this, there is the state college extension site located beside the University of the Philippine Land Grant in Baranggay Kapatalan, Siniloan, Laguna consisting of 100 hectares, about 20 kilometers away from the host campus. Hence, a total land area of 134 hectares.

 

            From then on the Laguna State Polytechnic College grew bigger and better, with the incumbency of Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan, as the first President of LSPC. Through his able leadership, four (4) satellite campuses were established and three (3) CHED-Supervised Institutions were integrated. The satellite campuses were opened through Memoranda of Agreement with the local government of Laguna, to wit:

 

1) The LSPC Nagcarlan Satellite Campus which is located in Nagcarlan, Laguna started offering post secondary agriculture curriculum during the first semester of School Year 1991-1992;

 

2) The LSPC Santa Maria Satellite Campus which is located in Barangay Bagumbayan, Santa Maria, Laguna started in School Year 1992-1993 and offered also post secondary agriculture curriculum, however due to financial constraints of the local government concerned, the students were transferred to the main campus;

 

3) The Cabuyao Satellite Campus which is sited in the industrialized town of  Cabuyao, Laguna statrted in the first semester of School Year 1993-1994 offered courses in computer science and related courses, however, due to financial constraints of the local government,  the operation was placed under moratorium and ended at the Second Semester of School Year 2005-2006; and 

 

4) The LSPC Santa Cruz Satellite Campus which is situated in RECS Village/San Luis Sports Complex, Barangay Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna started in the Second Semester of the School Year 1991-1992, after a formal permission granted by the then Governor Felicisimo T. San Luis, thereby providing funds for this purpose.

 

  

 

In 1999, the following CHED  Supervised Institutions were integrated with LSPC in accordance with the pertinent provisions of R.A. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997” and pursuant to the Special provision No.2 of the CHED FY 1999 Budget under the General Appropriations Act of the Implementing Guidelines on the Integration of CHED-Supervised Institutions (CSIs) to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)’, said integration formally took place on 5 October 1999 and 25 October 1999, as follows:

 

1) Laguna College of Arts and Trades (LCAT) now Santa Cruz campus located at Baranggay Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna;

 

2) Los Baņos College of Fisheries (LBCF) now Los Baņos Campus located at Baranggay Mayondon, Malinta Los Baņos, Laguna; and  the integration of

 

3) San Pablo City National School of Arts and Trades (SPCNSAT) now San Pablo City Campus found at Del Remedio, San Pablo City pursuant to CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, S 2000 “Issuance of Implementing Guidelines of the Integration of CHED Supervised Institutions (CSIs) to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) – Phase II’. The formal turn-over took place on December 11, 2000.

 

                                    

The vision of Laguna State Polytechnic College to be a university was realized in the 2nd reading during the 13 Congress and 67th Session in the Congress of the Philippines, House of the Senate on 7– 8 of February 2007. As other legislative measures referring to Basic and Higher Education and Culture were publicly heard, House Bill 5953 authored by Congressmen Danton Q. Bueser, Benjamin C. Agarao, Uliran Joaquin and “Timmy” Chipeco, converting the Laguna State Polytechnic College in the Province of Laguna into state university to be known as the Laguna State Polytechnic College, the lawmakers of the land had finally enacted the Bill into a law.  February 8, 2007 marked the conversion of LSPC into Laguna State Polytechnic University.

 

           With the main thrusts of this university which are as follows: Agricultural Technology-Siniloan Campus, Engineering and Mechatronics Technology-Santa Cruz Campus, Fishery Technology-Los Baņos Campus and Electronics Technology-San Pablo City Campus; and the addition of the proposed curricular offerings in other fields,  LSPU shall be a center of excellence in almost all fields of study from the agriculture to the latest field in information technology.  LSPU will be a university where a complete and relevant polytechnic education is available.

 

            The Laguna State Polytechnic University with Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan, the first university president at the helm, competently supported by the faculty members, staff, students and the Lagunenses,  will pave its way to become a premier university in the province of Laguna.

 

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