Now, they won’t just move within the limits of the four walls of their classroom. With access to the Internet, they can already explore the information superhighway.
This opportunity for students was realized after the Buyo Integrated School was chosen by the Catanduanes State University Extension Unit as the recipient of the Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) service for Internet connectivity.
The Provincial Government of Catanduanes provides the Wi-Fi facility. The project is part of the University’s Sustainable Ecosystem Program for Community Development for the Buyo District in Virac.
This outreach program, headed by Dr. Minerva I. Morales, SUC President III, together with the VP for REPA, Dr. Aida A. Dianela, and the Extension Director, Dr. Maria S. Tugano, is undertaken together with the Virac LGU, Diocese of Virac, DENR-PENRO, DTI Catanduanes, DOST Catanduanes, Provincial Government of Catanduanes, DepEd Division of Catanduanes and FIDA Catanduanes. The program covers the nine barangays of Buyo District.
A computer laboratory with 10 computer units connected to the Internet is currently being used by the Buyo Integrated School. The facility is open to all students, school employees, and even to the community.
“I never let students surf the net without anyone supervising them,” said Mr. Frankie T. Turalde, principal of Buyo Integrated School.
Mr. Turalde also added that one of the advantages of having an Internet connection is that it is easier for the students to research, unlike before that the learning of students are limited.
The Submission of Learner Reference Number—a 12-digit number used to facilitate the tracking of students and their performance—is much easier now with the help of the Wi-Fi connection, Turalde said.
The principal extended his gratitude to the CSU Administration for their efforts in making their school a Wi-Fi zone. Dr. Tugano said that they regularly monitor the status of the Wi-Fi connection.