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The Revised Implementing Guidelines of the Tulong-Dunong Program (TDP) are jointly issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). CHED-TDP aims to provide financial assistance to qualified and deserving students...

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) under Republic Act No. 7722 has the mandate to provide financial assistance through scholarships ...

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MAIN CAMPUS 3rd Batch S.Y. 2018-2019 Orientation

Orientation with parent/guardian will start on February 17-19, 2020 at the University Gymnasium.

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Schedule of JRMSU College Admission Test School Year 2020-2021

Schedule of JRMSU College Admission Test School Year 2020-2021

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1st Regional Students' Summit for Region IX-Zamboanga Peninsula

1st Regional Students' Summit for Region IX-Zamboanga Peninsula

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    Jose Rizal Memorial State University was established by virtue of RA 9852 with Congresswoman Cecilia G. Jalosjos-Carreon as principal author, Congressman Cesar Jalosjos as co-author. It was approved by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on December 15, 2009. It was formerly the Jose Rizal Memorial State Collge by virtue of RA 8193 sponsored by Congressman Romeo G. Jalosjos of the 1st District of Zamboanga del Norte which was approved on June 11, 1996 by the President of the Republic, Fidel V. Ramos. It was a consolidation of the Rizal Memorial Vocational School (RMNVS) in Dapitan City, the Zamboanga del Norte School of Arts and Trades (ZNSAT) in Dipolog City, and the Siocon National Vocational School (SNVS) in the Municipality of Siocon. In 2002, two higher education institutions (HEIs) within Zamboanga del Norte, namely the Katipunan National Agricultural School (KNAS) in the municipality of Katipunan and the Zamboanga del Norte Agricutural College (ZNAC) in the Municipality of Tampilisan, were integrated into then JRMSC pursuant to CHED Memorandum Order No. 27 series of 2000 thus comprising the fourth and fifth campuses, respectively of JRMSU.

    The first President was Dr. Felipe O. Ligan who was appointed in 1997. On June 7, 2002 CHED Special Order No. 35, s. 2002 appointed Dr. Henry A. Sojor as the OIC President of the Jose Rizal Memorial State College in concurrent capacity as President of Central Visayas Polytechnic College in Dumaguete City now Negros Oriental State University.

    In the span of two years and eight months, the Board of Trustee then deemed it best for the College to have its permanent leader. Thus, on March 1, 2005, Dr. Edgar S. Balbuena assumed office as second President of JRMSC pursuant to BOT Resolution No. 04, series of 2005 Chairmaned by Fr. Rolando V. Rosa, OP.

    With the appointment of Dr. Balbuena, the College charted a new course. With his extraordinary leadership it took only four years and nine months for the College to be elevated to the status of a University. Indeed the growth of the University means a continuing and growing commitment for academic excellence and quality, research, and productivity, community involvement and partnership for national development and global competitiveness. Evidently, he emerged as a dynamo, leading the people of Zamboanga del Norte and adjacent provinces towards improved quality life.



Jose Rizal Memorial State University adheres to the principle of dynamism and cultural diversity in building a just and humane society.

“Pilosopiya: Ang Jose Rizal Memorial State University nagtamud sa prinsipyo sa kusganong (kalamboan ) tinguha sa paghimo sa usa ka butang nga mahitabo ug nagsubay sa nagkadaiyang kultura alang sa pagtukod sa usa ka makatarunganon ug tawhanon nga katilingban. “


A dynamic and diverse internationally recognized University.

“Panglantaw: Usa ka unibersidad nga giila sa kalibutan nga aktibo sa kausaban ug lahi sa uban.”


Jose Rizal Memorial State University pledges to deliver effective and efficient services along research, instruction, production and extension.

It commits to provide advanced professional, technical and technopreneurial training with the aim of producing highly competent, innovative and self-renewed individuals.

“Tahas: Ang Jose Rizal Memorial State University nanumpa nga mopadangat sa epektibo ug hapsay nga serbisyo diha sa pagpanudlo, pagsiksik, pagpalapad sa serbisyong pangkatilingbanon ug pamuhat.

Nagpasalig kini sa paghatag ug abante nga propesyonal, teknikal ug teknoprenyur nga pagbansay uban ang tumong sa pag-umol ug mga tawo nga adunay igong katakus, bag-o ug may kinaugalingon nga kausaban.”


Jose Rizal Memorial State University focuses on developing graduates who are exemplars of Rizal’s ideals that can:

E – xhibit relevant and responsive competencies across disciplines towards

X – enial delivery of services;

C – ommunicate ideas proficiently in both written and spoken form;

E – ngage in lifelong learning;

L – ead effectively and efficiently amidst socio-cultural diversity;

L – ive up the challenges of the global community;

E – mbody professional, social and ethical responsibilities;

N – urture a harmonious environment;

C – onserve and promote Filipino cultural heritage; and

E – valuate their contribution to the local and global communities.


1. Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate student programs, services and activities responsive to the thrusts and priorities of the University aimed at producing dynamic, full-grown, well-rounded, responsible and internationally competitive individuals.

2. Adhere to cultural diversity in the equitable access to quality, relevant, efficient and effective student affairs and services in building a transparent, fair and friendly global academic community.

3. Assist the University in the delivery of mandated functions to communities within its sphere of influence.

4. Coordinate and establish strong partnership and linkages with various stakeholders in the local, national and international borders for opportunities and resources that would promote the general welfare of the students to live up the challenges of the community.


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Quality Policy Statement & OBJECTIVES

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