Category : Students | Sub Category : Students Welfare Posted on 2022-02-16 10:30:29
The Catanduanes State University (CatSU) established 27 Learning Centers in the different municipalities in the province. The move has been initiated under the leadership of SUC President III, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza in response to the urgent needs of students in remote areas of the province who are deprived with internet connectivity support during online learning sessions.
The President said that these learning centers provide personal computers and printers for module purposes as part of the SMART Campus Project. These learning centers will also open avenues for qualified students to be hired as student assistants to help them complete their tasks and academic obligations. This project, envisioned to enhance access to quality education, is monitored in collaboration with LGU officials, allowing the learning centers to be set up and monitored at municipal and barangay halls. Dr. Azanza expressed his appreciation on the unwavering support of Governor Joseph C. Cua and the different Municipal Mayors in realizing said initiative.
The President likewise thanked Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Prospero E. De Vera III and Board of Regents (BOR) Chairman Commissioner Aldrin Darilag, for facilitating the Php 24.9 million grant for CatSU SMART Campus project, which includes a Learning Management System (LMS), an underground fiber optic connection, and PLDT internet service.
Dr. Azanza also added that the installation of learning centers has been spearheaded by the newly-appointed permanent CatSU IT specialist, Neil Araojo. The said Learning Centers are equipped with satellite dish connected to either Globe or Smart depending on which signal is stronger. Indeed, CatSU is true to its commitment of improving its services to help the marginalized stakeholders with the end goal of providing quality education.#JFrias
Photo Credit: Fb | Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza