On May 19 and 22, 2017, Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila underwent the Initial Audit by the Auditors from Worldwide Quality Assurance (WQA) Philippines for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. The implementation of the roadmap to ISO was directed by the school Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Quality Management Representative Dr. Ellen S.N. Salac. In July, EAC was notified by WQA that the school was approved for certification. Administrators and staff were jubilant especially because the journey took almost a full year including many weekends and late evenings.
The official awarding was held on August 11, 2017 at the Pearl Manila Hotel in a simple Testimonial Dinner with Mr. Mohamad Aristian Amrah Putra, Country Manager of WQA Asia Pacific awarding the ISO 9001:2008 Certificate to Dr. Jose Paulo E. Campos, EAC President together with Dr. Ellen S.N. Salac, members of the EAC Board of Directors and the school administrators.
The ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is the most widely adopted of the international standards. It is being used by many organizations to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and the organizational culture of continual improvement. The ISO certification required the complete, comprehensive, efficient and effective review of the organization’s processes and the corresponding documentation with the goal of providing total quality education to the students and other stakeholders. This achievement was attained through the collaboration of all units of the Emilio Aguinaldo College community from Top Management to the individual member of the staff to make its processes and documentations more efficient and effective in meeting its total quality education objective. EAC has been true to its vision and mission for its 44 years of existence. This ISO certification further reinforces its delivery of a total quality education comparable with international standards.