For BSU La Trinidad free Wi-fi Access points are set at the College of Nursing and the College of Agriculture while for BSU Bokod , the free WAPs are located at the Technological Building, Student Lounge/Office of Student Affairs and College Library and at the Industrial Arts Building.
Next in the DICT pipeline for BSU is the connectivity to its Buguias campus.
Connectivity for state university and colleges is a big boost for the education sector in this time of coronavirus pandemic wherein online learning and communication are essential in the blended learning system.
In March 2020, the DICT Luzon 1 Cluster connected the University of the Philippines – Baguio in the Free Wi - fi for All program and it was a big help for the students who were stranded during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine last year. It remains to be helpful to the online learning and communication between educators and learners of the university.
Through the government’s Free Wi - fi for All program, DICT aims to enhance internet accessibility for Filipinos by providing free internet access in public places including national and local government offices, public schools, SUCs, government hospitals, rural health units, public parks, plazas and public libraries, among others.
DICT Luzon Cluster 1 Director Engr. Leo Ugto, in a statement, outlined that connectivity is no longer a need but a human right, especially in this time of pandemic.
“With strengthened partnership with stakeholders, we are hastening the roll – out of free Wi - fi services in public places in the Cordillera despite challenges in topography. DICT’s Free Wi - fi for all program can help bolster educational, economic and social opportunities, so we can rise from the effects of the pandemic”, Ugto said.
To date, there are already 132 free wifi sites set – up in Baguio City and the different provinces in the Cordillera. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar