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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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.

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WVSU Ranks 3rd Overall in Licensure Exam for Teachers

ILOILO City -- West Visayas State University-College of Education Main Campus (WVSU-COE) has once again upheld its title as the “Center for Teaching Excellence” as it ranked third overall in the national standing in the Elementary Level of the August 2014 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given last August 17, 2014.
ETHYL MAE ALAGOS of the West Visayas State University College of Education (Main Campus) placed fourth in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given last August 17, 2014 with a percentage of 88.60.  She finished Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd).Out of WVSU-COE’s 208 LET examinees, 200 of them passed, making it possible for the University to get a 96.15 passing percentage. One of its graduates also placed fourth.
“I am very happy and proud that the COE has given another feather in the cap of WVSU for being consistent in the LET for the elementary level in the national standing among Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country,” said Dr. Hilda Montaño, WVSU-COE Dean.
WVSU Main Campus also ranked third overall in the elementary level of last year’s LET, and first in 2012.  
Moreover, of the 25,301 passers, WVSU-COE 2014 Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) graduate Ethyl Mae Caballero Alagos of Sara, Iloilo ranked fourth, garnering a percentage of 88.60 while Mary Jane Gallaza Delfin of WVSU Lambunao Campus ranked eighth in the abovementioned exam with a percentage of 87.80.


Search for BOR Private Sector Representative Announcement

The Board of Regents of the West Visayas State University (WVSU), Luna St. La Paz, Iloilo City, formally and publicly announces that the Position for one (1) member of the Board of Regents representing the PRIVATE SECTOR is NOW OPEN.
The nominee/applicant must have the following qualifications:

  1. At least thirty-five (35) years of age and still actively engaging in his/her profession/business endeavors;
  2. A resident of the Province or City of Iloilo for at least five (5) years prior to his/her appointment as such;
  3. Has not been convicted of any crime;
  4. Not in any way be connected with WVSU in any manner, for two years prior to his or her nomination for the Private Sector Representative (PSR) position;
  5. Not in any way be presently employed or appointed to any position with any government (local, national, and in government owned and controlled corporations) agency or entity, in any manner, be it full time or part time, at the time of his or her nomination for the position;
  6. Should be from an industry, business or profession related to the WVSU’s legal mandate or mandates; and
  7. Should have an extensive record of employment, business, expertise and connection with the private sector. If the PSR nominee previously worked in any capacity with a government entity or was a consultant in any government undertaking of whatever nature, the proportion of the time the nominee or applicant served in government should not exceed one fourth of the entire time the nominee served in the private sector.

In order to observe these minimum requirements, the nominator or the nominee should provide all the pertinent details of the nominee’s past and current employment/service records, connection to the industry, fields of expertise, achievements, non-connection with WVSU, no current employment or appointment with any government entity at the time of his/her nomination, as well as the commitment and availability of the nominee to serve as PSR, in the proper nomination form that should be notarized with the pertinent supporting documentation.
The nominee should accept the nomination by signing his/her conforme on the designated portion of the notarized nomination form.
The official nomination form may be obtained by clicking this link (Download HERE) or from the:

Office of the Board Secretary
2 nd Floor, Administration Building
West Visayas State University
La Paz, Iloilo City

All nominations/applications must be accompanied by the applicant’s vision and duly accomplished personal data form to include attachments and must be submitted not later than November 7, 2014 or, if mailed, must be postmarked November 3, 2014.

Nominations and applications should be submitted to:
c/o Office of the Board Secretary
2 nd Floor, Administration Building
West Visayas State University
La Paz, Iloilo City, Philippines, 5000


Regional Symposium Slated on October 14th

The 24th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) is scheduled on October 14, 2014 at the Center for Teaching Excellence, West  Visayas State University in Lapaz, Iloilo City. The theme for this year's symposium is "Inclusive Growth Through S&T Utilization." The theme highlights the cascading of socio-economic growth to all sectors and tiers of society through the effective utilization of technology transfer through R&D. This year, the RSRDH is supported in part by the DOST-GIA Fund.
As a major research competition, entries from various consortium member agencies will vie for the best paper award in three categories namely: social science research, natural/biological science research and developmental/technological research. The paper presentations will be conducted in parallel sessions right after the plenary. A total of 40 researchers from various consortium member agencies will be presenting the significant highlights and breakthroughs of their completed research entries.
For more information about the 24th RSRDH, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Booklatan sa Bayan at WVSU

The West Visayas State University (WVSU) hosts today and tomorrow (Sept. 24 to 25, 2014), the ‘Booklatan sa Bayan’, a regional writing and publishing conference that “seeks to reach out to communities to promote book readership and book development.”
‘Booklatan’, that also has a Book Fair at the WVSU Administration Building, is under the auspices of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that has invited a limited and pre-registered number of participants –mostly WVSU students and faculty; professor-writers and librarians from selected schools; bookstores; and publishing houses.
The event opens at 8 a.m. at the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) beside the College of Education (COE) with speakers such as Graciela Cayton, NBDB executive director, who will talk on the book publishing supply chain and the academic perspective and Ruperto Sangalang, CHED commissioner and NBDB governing board member, who will give the keynote address on “The role of higher education and academic publishing in uplifting the community.”
The plenary session of the first day at 11 a.m.  will have Dr. Isagani Cruz, former president of the Philippine Association of Scholarly and Academic Publishers, Inc. (PASAP) and NBDB governing board member, speaking on “A survey of how academic publishing encourages, publishes, disseminates scholarly, creative and scientific work.”


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