Tuburan relishes completion of academic building despite pandemic

President Rosein Ancheta Jr.(L) and campus director Pedrito Pontillas (R) unveil the newest academic building in CTU Tuburan this month.

Four months into the start of ‘flexible’ learning in September among CTU campuses since the community quarantine in March, campus director Pedrito Pontillas highlighted his term of office with an inauguration of the 3-storey academic building early in June.

“This is one of my legacies in CTU Tuburan before my retirement. Let’s hope that this building of learning will stand erect for many years and thereby fulfill the real purpose of education,” said Dr. Pontillas.

The facility has 10 classrooms and offices intended for students  and faculty of the College of Education and Graduate School, which resonates with the university’s goal of quality education through infrastructure, especially during this time of crisis.

Given careful treatment in a series of discussions by university academics and officials is ‘flexible’ learning, one of the major concerns Dr. Pontillas and other CTU campus directors across Cebu Province hope to address in the ‘new normal’ setup, which puts premium on partial online delivery of instruction, among others.

In the interest of students who cannot subscribe to the online mode, at least CTU Tuburan has found a way to cater them in a new environment, where social distancing, another ‘new norm’ strategy, is observed.

Tuburan Mayor Danilo Diamante joined the ceremony, promoting sustainable relationship between the LGU and the northern campus. /Angen May Fabro-Charcos/UICP