The Surigao del Norte State College of Technology (SSCT) is recently converted into Surigao del Norte State University after President Benigno Aquino III signed the RA 10600 into a law last June 10, 2013. Live on June 11, 2013 at DXSN radio, Congressman Guillermo Romarate, Jr., the 2nd District Representative of Surigao del Norte confirmed that SSCT is now a government or public university in the province of Surigao del Norte. Cong. Romarate and Congressman Francisco Matugas, the 1st District of Surigao del Norte were the main authors of the said law.
RA 10600 provides the fusion of the Surigao del Norte State College of Technology (SSCT) main and its campuses with the Siargao National Science and Technology (SNST) in Del Carmen and Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) in Mainit to form into a Surigao del Norte State University. The existence of the university in the province would then inspired Surigaonons especially the youth to study and earn degree at very accessible campuses at less expense.
Cong. Romarate in radio interview said that he is very happy upon the signing of the RA 10600. He declared that it is the pride and honor of the Surigaonon to have the first state university in the province. He expects that the university will become helpful in educating the youth especially poor but meritorious students. He also anticipates that any graduate produced from this university will become much competent and recognized as other university graduates so they can be easily hired to appropriate jobs upon employment.