Antiquenos will soon have best quality tertiary education on their doorstep as University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) will open its Antique extension campus early 2023.
Chancellor Clement Camposano recently visited the UPV Antique site at Brgy. Nauring in Pandan and had a courtesy call with Pandan, Antique Mayor Tomas Estoperez. Both have agreed to collaborate on more programs that will benefit Pandan and nearby towns of Antique and Aklan.
The meeting was facilitated by Anna Razel L. Ramirez, UPV Project Development Assistant for Antique. Campus Maintenance and Development Office Engineers led by Engineer Mario Morano also paid a courtesy call with Mayor Estoperez.
Currently at 95% completed, UPV Antique extension campus is 900-square meter, three-story structure with allocated rooms for classrooms, offices, training spaces, and a conference room.
The campus, which was envisioned by the UP System to cater to HEIs, SUCs, and universities in Antique and neighboring areas, is expected to welcome students and trainees in the early 2023.
Training programs on fisheries and local crafts are expected to be the initial offerings by next year, which will be followed by a Master of Education program in the future.
The basic facilities and the presence of this structure in Pandan will catalyze the engagements among CUs in the UP System, local academic institutions, and LGU partners.
The initiative was a brainchild of Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, who was once again elected to the Senate of the Philippines during the May 9, 2022 elections.
The P50-million three-story building of the University of the Philippines’ Extension Campus in Brgy. Nauring, Pandan in Antique Province is situated on a property donated by the Bautista Family of Pandan.