West Visayas State University

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Established in 1902, West Visayas State University (WVSU) started out as Iloilo Normal School.

It was a tributary normal school providing basic and secondary education as well as a training department for teachers.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 4189 in 1965, Iloilo Normal School became West Visayas State College. Courses aside from the earlier established teacher training programs were added. By the year 1986, through Presidential Decree 2019, it became West Visayas  State University.

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College of Medicine

The College of Education - Graduate School and Institute of Information and Communications Technology undergo survey visits from the AACCUP Accreditors for their respective courses. The visit starts from September 3 and the closing program will be held on September 5.

Thai faculty, Students at WVSU on Exchange program

Standing, left to right are Choowit Chaibao, head of the KPRU Social Study Program; Boonloom Duangwiset, KPRU associate dean; and Phimchanok Neryplub, KPRU English Program instructor. Beside them are WVSU-COE Dean Hilda Montaño; College Secretary Lorey Tanaleon, and Associate Dean Daisy Rosano. Kneeling, left to right, are KPRU English Program students Phornpun Donchitkhanasin, Manapong Pintu, Kannikar Phongkongdee, and Jaturon Noosong. At Jaturon’s right is Pangreerat Seema, a student of KPRU’s Social Studies ProgramILOILO City - - Three faculty members and five students of the Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University (KPRU) of Thailand are currently at the West Visayas State University (WVSU) on a Faculty and Student Exchange Program that started on June 20 and ends on June 24, 2015.
WVSU has a Memorandum of Understanding with KPRU inked last August 2013 that will allow both universities, both having strong teacher education programs, to undertake academic exchange of students following the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) rules and regulations. 
Led by Choowit Chaibao, head of the KPRU Social Study Program; Boonloom Duangwiset, KPRU associate dean; and Phimchanok Neryplub, KPRU English Program instructor – the program consists of a WVSU campus tour and local studies focusing on Ilonggo heritage and natural resources as well as observation of English classes and a research forum. 
The Exchange Program is hosted by the WVSU College of Education (WVSU) that also hosted the Thai awardees of the 2014 Thai-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Student Exchange Program Scholarship last July 2, 2014 wherein under specified subjects, theThai students statyed at WVSU until the end of October 2014 studying Mathematics together with sophomore and senior students of the WVSU COE. 

WVSU Enrolment Schedule 1st Semester 2015


CTE Spearheads GURO 21 Orientation

The West Visayas State University College of Education through the Center for Teaching Excellence have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) with Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) last April 8, 2015.
In connection with the reform agenda of DepED and in order to enhance the teachers’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values on teaching and learning in the new century, SEAMEO INNOTECH recently launched the first flexible learning course for school teachers termed as GURO21 (or Gearing Up Responsible and Outstanding Teachers in Southeast Asia for the 21st Century).  GURO21 is a menu of flexible learning courses (i.e., modularized online lessons) that aims to address the teachers’ needs in relation to the technological advances and changing educational trends in the 21st century.
The course aims to develop and enhance Southeast Asian teachers’ facilitating skills in order to effectively play their role as learning leaders of the 21st century in a knowledge-based economy. It covers the following modules:

1. Equipping Teachers with Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Values for the 21st Century;
2. Facilitating 21st Century Learning

The face-to-face Learning Needs Assessment (LNA) and Orientation will be held on May 21, 2015, from 9am-4pm at the WVSU Learning Resource Center.

For those interested to attend this international certificate course
(GURO21), you may contact the Center for Teaching Excellence.  
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Tel. No. (+63-033) 329-2286
Mobile number: +63-9129708745


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