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Central Visayas gets new university

A new law has just upgraded the Central Visayas Polytechnic College based in Dumaguete City into a full-fledged state university to be known as the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), according to Cebu Rep. Eduardo Gullas.

Gullas said the Genaro Goni Memorial College in Bais City, the Siaton Community College in the Municipality of Siaton and the Mabinay Institute of Technology in the Municipality of Mabinay would all be integrated with the Central Visayas Polytechnic College to establish NORSU.

NORSU, which will have its main campus in Dumaguete, is expected to eventually match if not surpass the exceptional quality of education now being offered by the Protestant mission-run Silliman University, one of the country's oldest institutions of higher learning.

Gullas said NORSU, the first state university in Negros Oriental, would further build up Central Visayas as a hub of higher learning throughout the Visayas as well as Mindanao

PNU hosts convention

The Philippine Normal University (PNU) held the 17th Annual Convention and General Assembly of the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementors, Inc. (PAEPI). PAEPI is a non-sectarian, non-profit national association of professionals and institutions implementing programs and projects relevant to university extension services. This year's convention theme is "The UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD 2005-2014) and the Philippine Millennium Development Goals (MDG): Implications to Extension Services.'' The main objective of the convention is to promote and highlight the role of university/college community extension services in advancing the vision and mission of the UN Decade on ESD and in promoting the attainment of the Philippine MDG.

Speakers included: Sen. Manuel B. Villar, Jr.; Cong. Eulogio "Amang'' Magsaysay; Mr. Collin Davis of Unicef Philippines; Dr. Erlinda M. Capones of NEDA; Dr. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela from CHED; Dr. Esmeralda S. Cunanan of PAEF; Mr. Shozo Matsuura from JICA; Dr. Milwida M. Guevara of Synergeia Foundation; Mr. Antonio P. Meloto of Gawad Kalinga; Prof. Rene C. Romero of UnescoApnieve; Dr. Angelina Galang of Miriam College; Dr. Estelita V. Tucay of NVSU; and, Dr. Ma. Victoria R. Ceniza of MSU-IIT. The convention shall also feature a cultural presentation by the PNU Performing Groups-Chorale, Dance Troupe and Rondalla.

Dr. Nilo L. Rosas, PNE President and Dr. Estelita V. Tucay, PAEPI national president welcomed the delegates from universities and colleges across the country at PNU Edilberto P. …

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