West Visayas State University

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Established in 1902, West Visayas State University (WVSU) started out as Iloilo Normal School.

It was a tributary normal school providing basic and secondary education as well as a training department for teachers.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 4189 in 1965, Iloilo Normal School became West Visayas State College. Courses aside from the earlier established teacher training programs were added. By the year 1986, through Presidential Decree 2019, it became West Visayas  State University.

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The College of Education - Graduate School and Institute of Information and Communications Technology undergo survey visits from the AACCUP Accreditors for their respective courses. The visit starts from September 3 and the closing program will be held on September 5.

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5 Junior CAS Students Snag UMAP Scholarships

Five students have been granted scholarships by the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) for a four-week course on Thai Language and Culture at Loei Rajabhat University in Loei, Thailand.
Chimelle Almira, Ma. Lucile Forro, Rhayan Garzon, Mary Joy Geleno, and Alma Lousie Marie Sustento, junior AB English students of the College of Arts and Sciences, will leave for Thailand at the start of November to begin with the short study.  
The UMAP serves as a platform for mobility among students in Asia and the Pacific. As a member university, West Visayas State University endeavours not only to welcome more foreign students but likewise increase the number of students sent to academic-related activities abroad.


Italian Ambassador Visits WVSU

Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Massimo Rascigno visited West Visayas State University as part of his itinerary during a brief stay in Iloilo City on October 14, 2013.  
Ambassador Rascigno, accompanied by his Ilongga wife and daughter, expressed support to activities promoting the Italian language.   The Italian embassy in Manila has sent instructional materials and sponsored prizes for activities in the recently concluded Language Festival initiated by the Center for Foreign Languages (CFL).
CFL director Prof. Sharon F. Quimpo and Spanish and Italian instructor Sra. Lourdes Nocera Villanueva were instrumental to the invitation of the Italian Ambassador to West Visayas State University.   Ilongga philanthropist Teresa “Nene” Chan of OneMeal Foundation was part of the Ambassador’s entourage and was mainly responsible for bringing the Ambassador to Iloilo.
“The CFL’s efforts are in line with the university’s current thrust for internationalization and the Ambassador’s appreciation of how Italian is valued as a foreign language in our university is certainly encouraging,” stated Dr. Claudette A. Baluran, director of the Center for International Affairs.


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