Part of the extension efforts of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is responding to partners who are in need of expert assistance in doing research. The Naga City Science High School (NCSHS) sponsored a webinar entitled “CONNECT: A Series of Research Power Hours” on February 28-12, 2021 for its Junior and Senior High School Students. The webinar was designed to equip student-participants s with the required skills in conducting research.
The partnership which had been conceptualized almost two years ago, finally started early this year. Working for the common goal of improving the reading and numerical literacy of elementary pupils in the 23 elementary schools of Tigaon District, Partido State University and DepEd inked a memorandum to collaborate for the improvement of literacy level. Eventually, DepEd will produce better pupils and the Philippines will have an increased rating in the next OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Faculty researchers of the College of Arts & Sciences’ ICT programs have affirmed anew their craft and proficiency in the domain of Information & Communications Technology research and development following the launching of the Pili IS & MarketPlace on February 17, 2021. Engineered under the direction of the university’s ICT Management Office (ICTMO) headed by Dr. Ronnel R. Atole as Project Leader, the Web 2.0 system developed and launched will be a repository of all knowledge about the Pili crop which was identified as the flagship commodity of the Bicol Region under the Pili NICER program of DOST-PCAARRD. The Pili NICER is a program funded by the DOST-PCAARRD under the Science 4 Change program that commenced last October 1, 2019.
To enhance the use of ICT tools by educators, students, government employees, and other beneficiaries—the College of Engineering and Technology, in partnership with the Department of Information Communication and Technology—Luzon Cluster 3 (DICT-LC3), organized a three-day training dubbed as "Digital Literacy Training Webinar," held on Feb. 3-5, 2021.
The Partido State University (PSU) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are initiating a new academic collaboration in the Partido District of Camarines Sur, supported by a grant from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) amounting to PHP 4,679,500.00.