National U ties up with Globe Business for students’ distance learning connectivity

National University has tapped the services of Globe Business to provide connectivity to NU students as the university shifts to digital learning in the upcoming first term of AY 2020-2021. The university aims to utilize the use of Microsoft Office 365 which is one of the stellar features of the school as a Microsoft Showcase School since 2017.

RASL or Remote Asynchronous/Synchronous Learning, the mode of education delivery which will be implemented in the first term, will feature a mix of scheduled classes and recorded lectures which will be accessed online. With this, National U partnered with Globe to ensure students connectivity and access the needed information and data for their courses. NU will provide students (1) Home Prepaid WiFi kits each and load allowance (SchoolSURF data plan) for the whole term.

The Globe Business’ SchoolSURF data plan is designed to reduce distractions that come with remote online learning. The plan restricts access to unauthorized websites so that parents and professors are assured that students can focus on their school activities. With SchoolSURF, users can access digital learning apps such as GSuite, Office 365, Coursehero, and Blackboard. They may also use virtual communication platforms such as Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Viber, and Whatsapp to assist in online classes and school administration tasks.

“For education to work in an online environment, teachers and students must be able to interact in a way that’s similar to the face-to-face experience. Our collaboration with Globe Business will bring learning innovations and other opportunities to ensure flexible engagements,” said NU President Dr. Renato Carlos H. Ermita, Jr.

Class is opening soon, Nationalians!

Online registration for new students is ongoing. Visit https://onlineapp.national-u.edu.ph/quest to fill-out the application form. For more inquiries, contact us at the following hotline numbers:
0947 996 1932 (Smart)
0956 147 3638 (Globe)
0922 301 6192 (Sun)
Details of the online enrollment for new and continuing students to follow.

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CTHM bags championship at National Congress on Environmental Sustainability quiz bee

National University’s College of Tourism and Hospitality Management students win big at the recently concluded National Congress on Environmental Sustainability -Domestikwhiz quiz bee held last February 15, 2020 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. The Domestikwhiz is an annual inter-university competition organized by the NCES which aims to foster environmental awareness among the youth, promote domestic tourism and create camaraderie among college students who will be part of the tourism industry in the future.

Representing National University were sophomore Tourism Management students Carl Aaron Pongyan, Trisha Joy Guillemer and Erika Venus, coached by professors Mark Chris Lapuz and Gloria Wong. The NU team took home the championship title and bested representatives from 19 colleges and universities around the Philippines in the two-stage tourism and environmental sustainability quiz bee. The quiz bee covered topics from tourism current events, environmental sustainability, domestic tourism, nature-based tourism and heritage tourism.

According to the team head coach Prof. Lapuz, this is the first time the CTHM joined the NCES and this accomplishment only proves that the university is upholding academic excellence. “[We put] primary value on our teaching methodologies. [The win] also shows the quality of education we have here is comparable to colleges and universities who have been competing in this competition ever since.”

Last October 2019, CTHM has established a Tourism Management Academic Pool which holds the review programs and trainings of the Tourism Management students that may represent the college and the university for off-campus competitions and activities like quiz bee, tour guiding, tour packaging, research, photography and ushering.

College of Dentistry seals tie up with Parañaque City LGU

The National University College of Dentistry expanded its reach after inking a memorandum of agreement with the Parañaque City government last February 20, 2020 at the NU MOA. Present in the MOA signing were National U president Dr. Renato Carlos Ermita Jr., College of Dentistry Dean Dr. Ranny Reyes and City of Parañaque Vice Mayor Hon. Jose Enrico Golez.

The partnership aims to provide dental care services in the area most especially to the indigent community of Parañaque City. According to Dean Ranny, one of their objectives is to transform the college from a learning institution to a service institution which will not only teach the students practically but will teach them to help the community.

“If we are to look at the profile of the indigenous people of Paranaque, most of them don’t have jobs because they don’t have teeth, so our goal is to restore them back to the pink of health by restoring their form and function.”

Included on the list of services that will be provided are tooth restorations/pasta, oral prophylaxis, tooth extractions, gum surgery and other services the CDent can offer.

Aside from these, NU also plans to engage with the community through outreach like prevention programs.

“In the Philippines, our caries rate is 98%, and so basically even children aged 9, halos lahat ng ngipin may cavity na, so by doing the preventive aspect, by tying up with their schools we will do preventive programs together with our community dentistry group and our students, lalabas sila and tuturuan sila, like how to properly brush the teeth.”

The college, which is located at the Mall of Asia complex, features some unique facilities such as the in-house dental laboratory where students can construct dentures and do restorations without additional cost. The renewable agreement is up until 2021.

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