Satellite campus to start with summer classes-A A +A
Thursday, January 31, 2013
THE Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) satellite campus in Sto. Tomas town will open its gates to enrollees this summer, ahead of the scheduled start of its June 2013 academic operations.
The Commission on Higher Education Commissioner Nona Ricafort during the agreement signing of DHVTSU officials and Board of Regents led by its president Enrique Baking and Capitol executives headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, proponent Board Member Nestor Tolentino and host Sto. Tomas Mayor Joselito Naguit.
“Let’s open DHVTSU-Sto. Tomas this April for summer classes since our courses are ladderized anyway. I could see that the campus is ready for students and that the buildings are from excellent materials with state-of-the-art facilities. I thank so much Governor Pineda and the Provincial Board for supporting DHVTSU in its quest to alleviate poverty through education,” said Ricafort.
She said that aside from the array of excellent programs ranging from architecture, engineering to hotel and restaurant management and business management, the satellite campus will also be home to the Academy for Local Officials where public servants and even graduate students could earn their masters degrees and pursue post-graduate studies.
“It is a fact that our main campus in Bacolor is overpopulated. That is why this satellite campus will be of great help to us. Iyung hindi nakaya ng campus, na-solve ni governor,” said Ricafort.
Mayor Naguit told Sun.Star Pampanga that town officials will immediately buckle down to work and launch an information drive about DHVTSU-Sto. Tomas.
“This is a big help not only for students coming from Sto. Tomas but the whole fourth district. Malaking bagay sa amin ito and we will immediately inform students about the start of summer classes,” Naguit said.
More satellite campuses
Governor Pineda said that Capitol will work for additional satellite campuses as embodied in the conversion provisions of DHVTSU.
“I understand that the provisions call for the establishment of a satellite campus in each of the province’s four districts. God-willing, if I am still the governor and before I step down, we will work on the satellite campuses to give more students the opportunity to have quality education and good graduates like those from DHVTSU,” she said. (Jovi T. De Leon)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 01, 2013.