The Northwest Samar State University (NWSSU) has launched its Technology for Economic Development (Tech4Ed) Center, in cooperation with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), at the College of Information Technology (CIT) main campus last February 7.
Tech4ED is a DICT project providing access for individuals and communities to bridge the digital and education divide.
The project also promotes grassroots development and opportunities for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, as well as give communities access to information, communication, technology, government services, non-formal education, skills training, telehealth, job markets, and business portals.
The launching ceremony was graced by Dir. Frederick Amores, assistant regional director for DICT 7 and 8, as the guest of honor.
With Dir. Amores at the event were Engr. Eleazar Badrina, PFTL Samar, and Ms. Marian Go-Soco, Tech4Ed Focal, DICT-VC 2, who presented in details the Tech4Ed platform.
NWSSU president Dr. Benjamin Pecayo led the launching ceremony and ribbon cutting, together with the DICT officials. The event was attended by the CIT faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders.
Tech4Ed program was a project of Department of Science and Technology-Information Communication Technology (DOST-ICT) Office which later became the DICT.
(L-R, foreground) DICT 7 and 8 Asst. Dir. Frederick Amores, NWSSU president Dr. Benjamin Pecayo, and NWSSU VP for academic affairs Dr. Marciano Apilado, with DICT and NWSSU staff and faculty, after the launching program at Business Development Center, Main Campus, on February 7, 2019.