Cebu Normal College
Posted by admin on January 2, 2007
Cebu Normal University was established in 1902 as a provincial normal school, a branch of the Philippine Normal School. The school building was constructed in 1924. It became an independent institution in 1924, a chartered state college in 1976, and a university in 1998. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Cebu, with the enviable reputation of having produced a great many outstanding educators and public figures.
During World War II, the original school building became the headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army’s Kempeitai or Secret Police. Some of its rooms were converted into prison cells. This school building today is like an open air museum with markers in some parts of it describing what it was during the war. (Arnold Carl)