BSU, CICT launches iSchools in two La Trinidad high schools

La Trinidad, Benguet- A day before the 110th Independence Day celebrations, the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) in coordination with the Benguet State University (BSU) launched iSchools in two public high schools in La Trinidad, Benguet – BSU-Secondary Laboratory School and Benguet National High School.

 

CICT chairman Sec. Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III was the guest speaker during the launching in the two schools.

 

In his speech, Chua emphasized on the benefits that students can derive from the internet which are “practically endless”. Especially now that being computer literate is one of the minimum requirements for getting employed and one necessary skill when entering college. He also said that a computer literate workforce would greatly help the country in achieving its vision of development.

 

Colting on one hand reminded the students and faculty to maximize the use of the facilities adding that the program is one intervention of providing the youth of today with quality education and addressing the digital divide.

 

As iSchools recipients, the BSU-SLS and BNHS each received a computer laboratory with 21 units of computers, one year free internet connection, other internet paraphernalia and a multimedia projector. Students and faculty members are also entitled to receive relevant ICT trainings from CICT.

 

The program was also attended by Gov. Nestor Fongwan, Mayor Artemio Galwan and other provincial, municipal as well as CICT officials.

 

The iSchools project is one of the flagship projects of the CICT – Human Capital Group (CICT-HCDG). It supports the efforts of the government and the DepEd in integrating

information and communications technology (ICT) in education in public high schools.

 

BSU is CICT’s partner in implementing the project in Baguio-Benguet, Aurora, Pangasinan and Quezon.

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