By Rocaya Sumndad Otical Yahya
MSU MAIN CAMPUS, Marawi City
The Mindanao State University (MSU) Marawi main campus has kicked off the modernization of its Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Phase 1 with a budget of P1 billion.
MSU System President Habib W. Macaayong led the launching ceremony held on March 12 in front of Senator Domocao Alonto Sr. Hall here and in the presence of university officials, faculty and staff.
The project is ICT Modernization Program.
Macaayong said the project is very significant to the University as it has been facing problems with regards to the steadiness of internet connection and wifi connections.
“This program aims to put fiber optics, hub, database, and CCTVs to all the establishments of MSU Marawi,” said the MSU president. Aside from that, they will also distribute 15 thousand laptops to the faculties and students of MSU Main campus as part of the project, he added.
President Macaayong expressed his warm gratitude to congressman Alvarado and the House of Representatives for giving the MSU a priority for the project.
He said there are so many universities aspiring for this project but “We are the one given the opportunity.”
Macaayong said, “The said project is a living legacy of Congress and the officials of the university who are part of the project implementation.”
He also gave assurance to fully support the project.
President Macaayong said he was dismayed over those posting in social media asking “Where are the laptops?”
He quipped, “How could you distribute them without the project itself yet?”
Macaayong enjoined everyone to stop saying nonsense on social media without knowing what is really happening in MSU.
“We are doing our best for the welfare of the MSU, the constituents, the clients who are our students, and those living in the community. We are doing what we can for the constituents of MSU. “DAPAT MAGTULUNGAN TAYO, ‘WAG TAYONG MAGSIRAAN,” he added.
The president of the university is hoping for us to reform and work together for our betterment.
Meanwhile, an official of the Mindanao State University said this project is one of the visions of Macaayong, to transform MSU Marawi as a world class university with a state-of-the-art ICT capability.
MSU law school dean Zed Abantas said, “When this project is complete, MSU will be one of the most, if not the most, advanced in terms of ICT capability,” said Abantas. (RSOY)