Naval State University, through the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) received its newest program named Tech4Ed (Technology Empowerment for Education, Employment Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development) which serves as a host for all electronic portals of government-owned agencies.
“Tech4Ed is like a hub for the government agencies. Like in passporting, there’s no need for you to go to the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), you can just process it online,” Mr. Reynold G. Bustillo, University Network Administrator said.
Aside from centralizing government owned agencies’ electronic portals, Tech4Ed Centers were established within the university making NSU as the first university recipient of the program in the entire Eastern Visayas.
As one of the recipients of the program, the university can avail of the free installation of Wi-Fi and internet services and take advantage of the applications synced in the program.
“All expenses were shouldered by the DICT. I collaborated with them, however we were not included in this year’s budget but we are one of their priorities, so hopefully we can avail the free Wi-Fi,” he explained.“Our former OIC President [Dr. Matias A. Bentor] signed a conformed letter regarding with this free WiFi, it might not be this year but maybe next year.”
Moreover, one of Tech4Ed’s program – LEAP (Learning English Application for Pinoys) can be utilized as a blended learning for English Language instructors for English proficiency and can also be used as a reviewer of a Civil Service examinee.
“Everyone – students, employee, faculty, even outsiders like out-of-school youths can avail this program, for Tech4Ed is for those who are unserved, those who are underprivileged,” Mr. Bustillo stated.