USTP System President Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II meet Barangay Officials from Lumbia to discuss the establishment of a new campus.

Establishment of USTP Lumbia promotes equal access to education

Barangay officials from Lumbia in Cagayan de Oro were in full force during the campus visit to University System President Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro last September 9, 2021.

The contingent is led by Barangay Chairman Alexander V. Torralba and other officials. Last April 26, Barangay Lumbia passed a resolution asking Cagayan de Oro 1st District Representative Rolando “Klarex” Uy to sponsor a bill in the House of the Representatives for an additional campus of USTP in their barangay.

House Bill 9653 sponsored by Representative Uy aims to establish a campus of USTP in Barangay Lumbia. The bill was approved by the Committee on Higher and Technical Education in the House of the Representatives last August 24 and is subject for deliberation before it becomes a law.

Dr. Cultura with Barangay Chairman Alexander V. Torralba sharing plans
and updates for the proposed USTP Lumbia.

Dr. Cultura expressed the University’s full support to the barangay officials. USTP is more than happy to make education accessible for all. Both parties also made updates and discussed plans for the establishment of the campus.

Lumbia is 12 kilometers away from the campus of USTP Cagayan de Oro and is the center of 12 hinterland barangays. It also has 24 subdivisions and has its share of brisk development as government regional offices including local ones are relocating in the area.

USTP plans to initially offer courses in Agriculture Entrepreneurship and Bachelor of Science in Information System including short term technical and vocational courses. Students from the hinterland barangays specially the indigenous people living in the area can benefit of the quality education the University offers with the establishment of the campus.

 

By Diane Therese C. Esmade, USTP System Strategic Communication Office