REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4127
AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF THE MINDANAO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
SECTION 1. Section one of Republic Act Numbered Seven hundred sixty-three, otherwise known as the Charter of the Mindanao Institute of Technology, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 1. There is hereby established in the Municipal District of Kabacan, Province of Cotabato, island of Mindanao, a vocational college to be known as the Mindanao Institute of Technology which will offer not only elementary, secondary general, secondary vocational and normal courses of instruction but also collegiate courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and such other courses leading to bachelor's degree. It shall also offer courses on the graduate level along its fields of specialization as the need of the college and community so demands. It shall likewise offer opportunities for manual labor as assistance to self-supporting students.
SECTION 2. Section three of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 3. The governing body of the Institute shall be the Board of Trustees of the Mindanao Institute of Technology. The said Board shall be composed of the Secretary of Education, who shall be the Chairman, 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, the representative selected by the Mindanao Institute of Technology Alumni Association, and a prominent member of cultural minority of Cotabato to be designated by the President of the Philippines. 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. In the absence or inability of the Director of Public Schools to attend meetings of the Board, he shall be represented by the Assistant Director for Vocational Education.
"The trustees of the Institute 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 thereof."
SECTION 3. Sub-section (c) of Section four of the same Act is amended to read as follows:
"(c) To appoint, on the recommendation of the President of the Institute, teachers, principals, supervisors, instructors, professors, lecturers, and other employees of the Institute, 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 regulation as it may promulgate, any other provisions of law notwithstanding, and to remove them for cause after investigation and hearing shall have been had;”
SECTION 4. Section six of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 6. On or before the fifteenth of the second month after the opening of regular classes of each year, the Board of Trustees shall file with the President of the Philippines a detailed report, setting forth the programs, conditions, and needs of the Institute."
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.