As the Cebu Institute of Technology – University (CIT-U) celebrates its 77th Founder’s Day, the university community comes together to honor the enduring legacy of Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr., the visionary founder whose birthday marks this significant day. This annual celebration is not just a day on the calendar; it’s a vibrant testament to the ‘Culture of Excellence’ that Dr. Escario envisioned and CIT continues to embody.

The Legacy of Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr.

Founder’s Day at CIT University is a time to reflect on the roots of our prestigious institution. Dr. Escario, a beacon of knowledge and innovation, established CIT with a vision to make quality education accessible and to foster a ‘Culture of Excellence’ in Cebu and beyond. His belief in the transformative power of education has been the cornerstone of CIT, guiding it to become a top university in Cebu.

CIT Tops Again: A Tradition of Excellence

The phrase ‘CIT Tops Again’ resonates deeply on Founder’s Day. It’s a reaffirmation of our commitment to excellence in every facet – academic, cultural, and social. Our consistent performance in various academic and extracurricular spheres is a testament to the high standards set by our founder. This day reminds us that our achievements are not just for the present but are a continuous journey towards greater heights.

Celebrating Through Diverse Activities

Founder’s Day at CIT University is marked by a plethora of activities, meticulously prepared by all year levels. These events are not just celebratory but are designed to reflect the values and ideals of Dr. Escario. From academic symposiums to cultural showcases, each activity serves as a platform for students and faculty to exhibit their talents and dedication to the ethos of excellence.

Fostering a Culture of Excellence

CIT-U’s commitment to a ‘Culture of Excellence’ is vividly displayed during Founder’s Day. It’s a culture that permeates every classroom, laboratory, and hallway of our institution. This culture is not just about academic prowess but also about developing character, fostering innovation, and nurturing a sense of community responsibility.

Why Celebrate Founder’s Day?

Celebrating Founder’s Day is crucial because it reconnects us with our roots and the vision of our founder. It’s a day that ignites a sense of pride in being part of an institution that has not only made significant contributions to the educational landscape of Cebu but has also shaped the lives of countless individuals. It’s a reminder that every student and faculty member is a part of a legacy that is much larger than themselves.

Looking Ahead: Continuing the Legacy

As we commemorate the 77th Founder’s Day, we look ahead with optimism and determination. CIT’s journey is ongoing, and each year adds a new chapter of achievements and advancements. We carry forward Dr. Escario’s vision with an unwavering commitment to excellence, ensuring that CIT continues to be a beacon of knowledge and innovation in the years to come.


The 77th Founder’s Day is not just a celebration of the past but a reinvigoration of our commitment to the future. As we honor Dr. Nicolas G. Escario, Sr., we renew our pledge to uphold the values he cherished and to continue the journey of excellence that he began. CIT stands tall, embodying the spirit of ‘CIT Tops Again’, a phrase that encapsulates our journey of excellence and our vision for the future.