As the premier state university in the region, Bicol University was formally recognized as the Global Citizenship Education (GCEd) Regional Hub of the Bicol Region, through a Memorandum of Understanding signing held at the Swiss-Belhotel Blulane, Sta. Cruz, Manila, October 18, 2022.
BU President Arnulfo M. Mascariñas, along with other representatives and officials of partner HEIs, attended the launching of the Philippine GCED Regional Hub and MOU signing.
The GCED Cooperation Centre Philippines (GCC Philippines) searched for institutions to act as GCED Regional Hubs with the launch of the Philippine GCED Network. These Regional Hubs will lead the way in advancing GCED in their respective regions. They will actively collaborate with GCC Philippines to encourage other institutions to promote GCED actively.
As the region’s hub, this will promote GCED-related programs and their implementation in Bicol, as well as its advocacies in support of the GCED goals.
Other partner HEIs and their regions are: Tarlac Agricultural University (Region III – Central Luzon), Philippine Normal University – Institute of Teaching and Learning (NCR), Marikina Polytechnic College (NCR), Philippine Normal University – North Luzon (Region II Cagayan Valley), St. Paul University Philippines (Region II – Cagayan Valley), Philippine Normal University – South Luzon (Region IVA – CALABARZON), City College of Calamba (Region IVA – CALABARZON), Philippine Normal University – Visayas (Region VI – Western Visayas), University of Eastern Philippines (Region VI – Western Visayas), Bukidnon State University (Region X – Northern Mindanao), Mindanao State University – General Santos (Region XII – SOCCSKSARGEN), and Philippine Normal University – Mindanao (Region XIII – Caraga Region). | by Arnold C. Noda, CPRO