The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) in Panaon, Misamis Occidental distributed forty-eight (48) tablets to students with no gadgets last January 26-27, 2021. This is in implementation of students’ support in the Flexible Learning Modalities.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Coordinator, Ms. Kristine Joy M. Apolinar, together with the chairpersons, faculty, and staff, spearheaded the distribution of the gadgets. An orientation was also conducted on the gadget lending agreement. Other important instructions were also given during the said orientation.
Huawei MatePad T 8 Tablets
The forty-eight (48) HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablets were allocated equally to students under the three (3) course programs. Sixteen (16) tablets were distributed to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) students; another sixteen gadgets (16) to the Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (BSMB) students; and the other sixteen (16) devices were received by the Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLEd) students.
USTP Panaon from the three course programs show the tablets received
The tablets issued met the requirements set by the national government. MatePad T8 has an 8-inch HD display, an Octa-Core MediaTek MT8768 processor, and is equipped with IMG GE8320 650 MHz GPU for graphics.
It comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 512GB. It has two built-in cameras, a 5MP primary and a 2MP front-facing camera. It runs on EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10 with HMS, a 5,100mAh battery, and WiFi access. It also comes with a SMART sim card loaded with internet data: 16 GB per month for open access and 3 GB a day for the study application: the University of Science and Technology e-Learning Portal (USTeP), the online learning management system that supports the Flexible Learning program of the University.
ICT office conducts orientation on Gadget Lending Agreement
Gadget Learning Agreement
A “Gadget Lending Agreement” was signed by the student-recipients as a pledge to take good care and to accept the gadget’s sole responsibility. The agreement is an acknowledgement that the tablets being issued are intended for temporary use and can only be borrowed by the students for the particular semester.
USTP Panaon is hopeful that additional gadgets will be handed over this year to continually support the students with their academic challenges and learning dilemmas in the middle of the health pandemic.
Kristine Joy M. Apolinar, USTP Panaon ICT Coordinator/Strategic Communications Panaon Campus Focal