USTP to Provide Tablets and Communication Expenses to its Students, and Laptops to its Faculty Members

On Oct. 20 2020, the Board of Regents aprroved Resolution No. 139, s. 2020: A Resolution Approving the Amendment of the Revised Program of Receipts and Expenditures Funded Under the Internally Generated Income for Fiscal Year 2020. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, a member of the Board, moved that the resolution be further amended to make sure that USTP students who have no gadgets for online learning be provided with tablets. While the faculty members who have no laptops be provided one and those students already having the gadgets be granted subsidy for communication expenses. Last Nov. 4, 2020 during its special meeting, the Board unanimously approved BOR Resolution No. 146, s. 2020 which implements the support for USTP students and faculty members for online learning. The support by USTP to its students and faculty members in the CDO campus including its satellite campuses such as the Balubal campus are: (1) 756 tablets for use of USTP students with postpaid load given on a weekly basis of 200 pesos per week, until the end of the year (around P7.6 million, including P328,320 for 93 WiFi ready tablets to Balubal students) (2) 238 tablets with wifi for use of students who have no gadgets in the satellite campuses in Jasaan, Mis. Or, and Oroquieta and Panaon, Mis. Occ. (P2.7million)(3) Communication expenses for 2,701 students who have gadgets but do not have loads (P1.7 million)(4) 173 laptops for faculty members who do not have laptops (P6.3 million)(5) Additional leaseline internet subscription for satellite campuses including Balubal campus (P8.8 million)(6) Online content subscription and other ICT facilities. The total support for USTP students and faculty members in its CDO campus and satellite campuses (excluding Claveria campus) is P41.9 million. For the Claveria campus, the support for the students and faculty consists of: (1) 1308 tablets for use by the students with weekly load (P15 million)(2) Communication expenses for faculty members and students who have gadgets but need loads (P3.3 million)(3) Outdoor wifi devices for students. The Total for Claveria campus is P18.7 million. The tablets are provided to the students under a usufruct agreement wherein they will return them upon graduation. The laptops of faculty members will be returned upon resignation or retirement. Rep. Rodriguez thanked and congratulated all the members of the USTP Board of Regents and its officers for their concern for the students and faculty members in need of the gadgets due to online learning caused by Covid-19 pandemic. This will assure that no student in USTP will be left behind for being unable to afford a gadget or has no resources for connectivity expenses.

Credits: Cong. Rufus B. Rodriguez

USTP ink MOA for Jasaan District website

USTP-Jasaan Campus and Jasaan District signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the official district website today, July 24, at Jasaan Central School.

Present during the signing are the USTP team headed by Engr. Ruel S. Salvador (Campus Director). Julieto T. Catipay (Chairman of IT Dept.),  Laurence Marse B. Dagaraga (Research and Extension Coordinator, and Engr. Maricel C. Mandaue (Academic Head).

“We are now shifting from face-to-face to online and other modalities to ensure safe delivery of instruction,” Engr. Salvador said and continued, “ and the district website, I believe will be of great help to address this challenge to learning.”

Cydel P. Valmores, District Supervisor,  encouraged everyone to  create and innovate to successfully navigate through the adversity at present.

“There maybe restrictions in our actions, but let these not curtail our potentials to be more and be the best that we can especially for our learners.”

The website under the domain name is one of the initiatives under the district banner program LEARN AS ONE (Leading with Excellence  thru Adjustments of our Resources  and Networks , Assuring  to Serve  Objectively  to the Needs  in Education) to provide stakeholders the access to information and build linkages with partners at any levels.

This undertaking which is  part of the USTP extension and community service is  a collaboration between the USTP IT Department and the District ICT Coordinators.