SIGNIFICANT MOUs FOR OCTOBER

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Last October 5, 2017, CU received the signed copies of MOU and MOA from SEAMEO INNOTECH.  Initial discussions since May 2017 had been made resulting in the signing of MOU and MOA for strategic partnership between SEAMEO INNOTECH and CU.

SEAMEO INNOTECH stands for Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization, Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology located in Quezon City. It is a specialized Regional center established under the Charter of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education of which the Philippines is a Founding member.

The signatories are the SEAMEO INNOTECH Center Director, Dr Ramon C Bacani and Capitol University President,                      Atty. Casimiro B Juares, Jr.

The partnership consists in the implementation of Excellence in School Leadership for Southeast Asia (eXCELS) and Gearing Up Responsible and Outstanding Teachers for Southeast Asia for the 21st Century (GURO 21) courses.  Furthermore, the MOA stipulates that the CU Graduate School may credit these teachers for their eXCELS and GURO 21 courses upon their enrollment.

In the light of the ASEAN integration that is the current concern, this partnership is very valuable.

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Another Milestone is the MOU to signify partnership between the Municipality of Villanueva and CU.  Villanueva is a fast growing municipality in Northern Mindanao and a host to 17 business establishments, mostly multi-national.

With the mission of (LGU Villanueva)  to “uplift the quality of life of its constituents through the provision of adequate socio-economic services and facilities, promote agro-industrial development, and maintain peace and order as well as ecological balance” the Mayor sought the assistance of the various colleges to help them achieve their mission-vision.  Thus, the various departments of CU such as the CUREXO to provide research capability for her selected staff, the Graduate School for advanced studies and increase competencies of deserving employees; the construction of sanitary landfill, water ways and housing projects with the College of Engineering, development of SMART municipality by the College of Computer Studies; review and preparation for the Civil Service Examinations by the College of Education and many other collaborative work are set to motion. This is an opportunity for CU to get down from the ivory tower (an allusion to higher education institutions) and to really make its threefold mission of instruction, research and community engagement more meaningful and relevant

The MOU was signed by the head of both institutions: Honorable Mayor of Villanueva, Jennie Rosalie T. Uy and CU President, Atty. Casimiro B. Juarez, Jr. last 10 October 2017.

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