by: Rodrigo S. Victoria
NAVAL, Biliran – Dr. Edita S. Genson, president of the Naval State University (NSU) revealed on Monday, October 14, that she is still eyeing of more things to be done for the university.
Genson was the first university president of NSU after the then Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) was converted into NSU by virtue of Republic Act 9718 on October 14, 2009 under the term of former Biliran Congressman Glenn A. Chong.
The lady university president admitted that four years is not enough to implement the programs and projects intended for the full development of NSU.
“It is a transition period” Genson said, revealing further on her plans for the betterment of the university which include the upgrading of the NSU Hostel and the motor pool building which were inaugurated during the 4th charter anniversary of NSU today, October 14.
Part of the development plans of Genson was the construction of a five-storey tourism and maritime building and a modern-type covered walk.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has already allocated P7M for the construction of the five-storey tourism and maritime building while funding for the construction of a modern-type covered walk comes from the university, Genson further said.
She also informed that she did all her best for the continuity of the maritime program, which is a flagship program of the university, recently subjected for closure based on the order of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
There were 94 schools in the country offering maritime program which are subject for closure but NSU was rated perfect, which means it can continue its maritime program based on the results of the evaluation by the CHED evaluation team conducted in May this year, she said.
“Closing the maritime program is like closing NSU” she said stressing that she has good plans for the university despite her few remaining days in office which can help in raising the quality of education needed in producing globally competitive graduates.
NSU celebrates its 4th charter anniversary on October 14, 2013 anchored on the theme: “NSU:A promising university on the rise”.
The activities highlighting the occasion run for five days starting on Monday, October 14. (PIA-8 Biliran)