To teach the youth well is a duty to the country. The future belongs to them and depends on them. Save our youth; save our future.
Dr. Nenalyn P. Defensor
and the CHED Family
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 the 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.
The WVSU College of Education has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by the Commission on Higher Education and as a Center of Training by the Department of Education.
As one of the ten original normal schools in the country, West Visayas State University continues it undertaking as a normal school - to produced competent and holistic teachers.
It answer the challenge of improving the educational system of the country. Thus, it has collaborated with the Commission on Higher Education to establish the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Excellence - strengthening teaching competencies in a wide range of disciplines