Archives for August 17, 2017

Dr. Muyong serves as ATEF panelist; inks LOI with UTHM

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, (left)

Dr. Raul F. Muyong (left) at the ATEF 2017, Johor Baru, Malaysia.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong served as a forum panelist of the Asia Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) of the Experts Forum (ATEF) 2017 on July 17 -18 at KSL Hotel, Johor Baru, Malaysia.

The ATEF 2017 was organized by Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM), the country‘s technical premier university in Engineering and Technology. It gives emphasis on the importance of TVET for nation building and strives to put TVET in the mainstream education with the goal of producing sustainable quality TVET graduates. ATEF served as a venue to discuss current issues for solution the problems of TVET in facing global changes and challenges. The members also shared their best practices and form an alliance to outline strategies and action plan to enhance mutual collaboration among participating universities. Common issues and opportunities for TVET that would further strengthen the roles and relevance of universities were also identified in the forum.

The Letter of Intent between ISAT U and UTHM.

The Letter of Intent between ISAT U and UTHM.

Dr. Muyong was one of the panelists on the topic “Strengthening ASIA University TVET Networking-The development of TVET Expert for Regional Members.” Other experts invited were from Germany, Thailand, South Korea, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and host country, Malaysia.

A Letter of Intent (LOI)  between ISAT U and UTHM was also signed during the two day conference. Stated in the LOI is an active academic collaboration of both institutions and shall endeavor to carry out programs of mutual benefit on academic collaborations, through student exchanges, industrial training and any other areas of cooperation that are mutually agreed by the parties. Dr. Raul F. Muyong signed the LOI in behalf of ISAT U and Vice Chancellor Wahid Razzaly of UTHM.

2 ISAT U campuses receive PNRC citation

red cThe ISAT U Iloilo City and Barotac Nuevo Campuses received Special Citation-Gold and Bronze, respectively, from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Iloilo Chapter during the 19th Blood Donor Recognition and Awarding on August 4, 2017 at Hotel del Rio, Iloilo City.

A Special Citation-Gold is given to an institution which has conducted not less than five years of continuous blood donation program and has produced not less than 5,000 blood units. Special Citation- Bronze, on the other hand, is awarded to those that have contributed not less than 30 blood units.

Blood donation is one of the university’s commitments to its social responsibility. The Extension Services Division through blood donation program, “Dugo Mo, Kabuhi Ko,” has been conducting a twice-a-year bloodletting activity since 2007.

Dr. Muyong elected VP of ATEN


Dr. Raul F. Muyong (right) recieves the Certificate of Recognition from Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, UTHM Vice-Chancellor at the Official Ceremony of the ATEF 2017.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong was elected Vice President of the Executives of the Asia TVET Experts Network (ATEN) during the Asia Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) of the Experts Forum (ATEF) 2017 held on July 17 -18 at KSL Hotel, Johor Baru, Malaysia.

The ATEN is an association that connects all experts in TVET in Asia. The joint body meet to discuss current issues related to TVET in higher education from time to time, and get involved in research grants or consultation projects related to TVET.

Other officers elected were President: Prof. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM); Advisor I: Prof. Dr. Georg Spottl of the GIZ; Advisor 2: Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane of Colombo Plan Staff College; and Secretary: Prof. Yusri Bin Yusof, UTHM.

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