By GISELLE OMBAY, GMA Integrated News
The Samar State University (SSU) may soon offer a medical degree program for students who wish to pursue medicine-related courses, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson Prospero de Vera III said Thursday.
At a public briefing, De Vera said that should the application of SSU be approved, this will be the first medical program in a public higher education institution in the Eastern Visayas region.
“Merong application ang Samar State University na mag-open ng medical program. Baka sa mga susunod na buwan ay mag-qualify na sila at magkakaron na medical program sa Eastern Visayas,” he said.
(Samar State University has an application to open a medical program. Maybe they will qualify in the next few months, and there will finally be a medical program in Eastern Visayas.)
“‘Pag natuloy yan, madaming mabibigyan ng oportunidad na maging doktor diyan sa Eastern Visayas,” he added.
(If that pushes through, many people will have the opportunity to become doctors in Eastern Visayas.)
De Vera said that this will also help students based in the Eastern Visayas get quality education without going to Metro Manila.
For this year, SSU has maintained the number one spot under the Fourth Industrial Revolution category of the World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI).
The institution’s winning project featured a citywide geohazard mapping and simulation system wherein the resulting maps would have a scenario-based comprehensive plan contributing to risk reduction and creating resilient communities.
Last year, SSU’s “Smart Edubox?A Wireless Sensor Based Educational Service Delivery” project was ranked 1st under the same category.—LDF, GMA Integrated News