This is the vision of Kalinga Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang for the Kalinga State University (KSU) which recently celebrated its 27th anniversary and 4th University Charter Day celebration with the theme, “Celebrating Milestones, Building Bridges in the 21st Century.”
Mangaoang sits as member of the University’s Board of Regents.
“We aim to build bridges to curtail prejudice and harmonize the big communication gap brought about by lack of education and problem on illiteracy. Through our trailblazing research programs, we aim to provide what science could best provide to harness scientific knowledge to enhance our technical capabilities, and we build bridges through our extension programs to help capacitate our communities to tame the widening economic gap between the most privileged and the marginalized farmers,” said Mangaoang who was the anniversary’s guest of honor and speaker.
As the highest educational institution in the province, students who enter KSU must be molded to become good citizens and succeed to become professionals in their own field, Mangaoang said as he challenged educators of KSU to leave a legacy as their best gift to iKalingas.
“As you continue molding our students to succeed in the profession they ambition to become, explore the unknown and leave a trail for generations to pass. Be remembered as the best professor or instructor your students ever had. As they leave the portals of KSU, they will feel fulfilled with sense of accomplishment as they render service to their fellowmen,” Mangaoang said.
Mangaoang committed before the KSU family to give his full support to the education sector. “For me, I shall strive to give justice to my representation in Congress by doing the best I can to support the education sector. Education is closest to my heart as I owe the honor and privilege where I am now to the wholistic educational upbringing that moulded me to become a public servant,” he said.
In the same passion, he said KSU shall always be in his legislative and development roadmap. KSU he said is entrenched in the annals of his family history and the same history shall serve as his inspiration to help carry this institution towards new heights.
Mangaoang sits as member of the University’s Board of Regents. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Peter A. Balocnit