Presidents of normal schools meet at ‘Celebrating RCTQ’ event
Presidents of the member universities of the National Network of Normal Schools (3NS) met with the officials of the Philippine Normal University (PNU), RCTQ, and University of New England-SiMERR National Research Centre at the sidelines of the ‘Celebrating RCTQ Partnerships’ event on August 29 at the PNU Manila.
The presidents and other participants discussed during the meeting possible faculty-student exchanges between the Philippine normal schools and the UNE, as well as the establishment of partnerships in agriculture, medicine and other medical sciences, environmental science, and disaster relief and management. These are subject areas that are relevant to the key needs of each 3NS member university.
The member universities also discussed the need to improve admission standards in teacher education, tapping into the PNU-UNE partnership on the constant training and re-training of teachers. They also tackled the need to engage in a more systematic research program in response to the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0/4IR).
The provincial 3NS member universities raised during the meeting the need to hone homegrown teachers who can effectively respond to the varying needs and conditions in their respective provinces.
The following 3NS members were represented at the meeting: PNU, Bicol University, West Visayas State University, Cebu Normal University, Leyte Normal University, Western Mindanao State University, Bukidnon State University, Palawan State University, Pangasinan State University, and Mariano Marcos State University.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=121https://www.rctq.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/3NS-1024x557.jpghttps://www.rctq.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/3NS-150x150.jpgNews3NS,Celebrating RCTQ Partnerships,PNU