14 schools participated in the region-wide quiz show
USTP Oroquieta secures 3rd and 8th place in PSA Quiz Show
Birth certificate! This comes to mind when Jamaica Viña hears the word PSA.
But after attending the webinar from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Viña learned that PSA does more than issuing birth certificates. The PSA also helps other sectors in the country, such as the agricultural sector, by providing statistics that would help stakeholders improve their situation.
(left to right) 3rd placer Cabural with Viña and Coach Acosta. (2nd photo) Other participants from the different HEI’s
Viña placed 8th in the Inter Collegiate Official Statistics Quiz Show of the Philippine Statistics Authority last October 19. Dimple Cabural a sophomore student from the Information Technology Department placed 3rd in the quiz. The students were coached by Pelmar Acosta, a faculty of USTP Oroquieta. The quiz show was participated by 28 participants from 14 Higher Education Institutions ( HEI’s) in Region 10 as part of the celebration of the 32nd National Statistics Month.
Viña and Cabural recalled how challenging the competition was but they remained calm and optimistic.
“Gatransfer transfer mi ug location kay unstable ang internet connection. Daghan kay mig gi-transferan jud maam” Viña added.
(We moved from place to place to look for a stable internet connection.)
“I am glad that I competed and had the most fun out of it. It brought me back to those good old days where I participated in different events with my friends and teachers. It is a bonus that I won. But all in all, the quiz is a great experience and another milestone in my life.” Cabural said.
The PSA has organized activities for college students, particularly freshmen and sophomores. The theme for this year is “[email protected]: Revving up for Economic and Social Recovery Through Evidence-Based Policies”.
By: Ruthy Valdez,Focal Person, Strategic Communication Office, USTP Oroquieta