CTU Main Guidance Offices gear up students for new normal learning system

Cebu Technological University (CTU) Main Guidance Day Program Office in collaboration with the CTU Main Students Affairs and Services welcomed the new and transferee students for the school year 2020-2021 in “Pakigsandurot sa CTU: An Online University Orientation for New and Continuing Day Program Students” aired live via Guidance Information Board last October 28, 2020.

Ensuring the success of the students requires an effective orientation that will provide useful information and guidelines despite the challenges. The pandemic did not hinder the Guidance Day Program in conducting a successful online orientation. CTU Main Campus Director, Dr. Joseph Pepito, imparted encouraging thoughts for the students in the first virtual university orientation. 

On behalf of the University President,  Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., Dr. Edgar U. Tibay, Vice President for PEBA, explained how the university prepared in adapting to the new normal academic setting. He mentioned how the internet connection is essential for  effective online learning which is the reason why the university pursues the best possible way to provide better internet access through the distribution of free connectivity kits to all learners and professors  to maximize online learning activities.

Campus Dean of Instruction Dr. Imelda Villarin discussed in details the key information about the university regulations and policies that the CTU students should know for them to be guided as they continue their learning journey, which includes the general university policies, dropping or changing of subjects, adjustment of courses, the university’s grading system based on the Student Handbook 2015, scholastic standing and more.

On the other hand, CTU Main Guidance Evening Program headed by the Guidance Coordinator Juris Dr. Nimfa Batiancila, together with the office’s proactive team of guidance counselors, conducted an informative webinar for the university’s evening students that was entitled “Mental Health: Health is Real Wealth” last year on November 13. The 2-hour webinar about mental health was aired via Facebook live on the CTU Main Guidance Evening Facebook page attended by more or less 200 viewers. 

The webinar provided  simple yet effective advice that will be helpful for every student in living with their daily endeavors. The mental health webinar’s objectives include  knowing the positive thoughts, emotions, and behavior, developing the ways of eliminating negativities in oneself, and identifying effective coping strategies to continue with self-care.
Moreover, the guidance counselors explained the signs and distinguished some comparisons between a mentally healthy and an unhealthy person. Students were highly encouraged to participate and interact during the webinar by sharing their thoughts and reactions in the page’s comment section./Mae Irish Impas BSDC 4-A/CTU Main