SKPSC Glan: An Educational Tower, an Edifice of Knowledge and Wisdom…. For the Least but Outright Deservinto ….(A NARRATIVE FLASHBACK)
Education is life itself, a frequent and common aphorism which some of us are abridge of the distinct advantage to educate ourselves for so many reasons to which is apparent, one of these is poverty, due to political and social predicament that our society is experiencing today many are despised of opportunities but amidst the unresolved social melanoma, there are still altruistic characters, who are advocate to education, armed by their steadfast dynamic to serve the least but outrightly deserving. People who aspire to make a community of peace and advancement of educating the ignorant, disclosing global competency and indisputable dispensation of opportunites.
An incomparable abode of awe-inspiring and natured bounty town, Glan has the copiousness of wealth to be confident about. The people with a heart of philanthropist, welcome anyone who may happen to saunter inadvertently. The verdant ground that cuddles the town, its historical aura of old dwellings and picturesque municipality, the breeze of tranquility that draws closer t every heart, from the ultra-marine seas; that encloses the backdrop of Glan. More so, its gradual economics prosperity and the local peace that is upholding, clearly delineate Glan as a real illustration of beauty that nature could ever bestow.
Who would make believe that Glan has it? A gratitude that is worth celebrating, for four-long years of thriving feat in dispersing illiteracy, while embarking knowledge to many? From the diversely cultural people, vast and profuse plains of Sultan Kudarat there stand an institution with a sublime aspiration to educate several of the marginalize, however, intellectually capable. Moreover, Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College markedly venture to maintain its rational fame not only in its boundary, nearby places but globally, it is therefore , a gratitude to give credit why glan has become what it is now.
How many of us know how Glan Extension started? From its self-effacing commencement, it came from the initiative of different individuals who made a proposal submitted to the SKPSC Board of Trustees, to establish an extension program led by Dr. Pauya and her group; Prof. Dulce Dela Cerna, Prof. Omar Hilbero, eventually, there were hesitations from the Body at first, due to the prospect of insufficient funds to sustain its survival. However, with the endearing support of the SKPSC President, Dr. Nelson T. Binag, and with the aid of the Local Government of Glan under the Administration of Mayor Enrique B. Yap Jr. the endeavor was materialized. Through the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between SKPSC, DEPED,Local Government and GSAT; provisions, policies, guidelines, priviledges, and rights of each entities were clearly stipulated.
On April 28, 2005, the LGU-Glan officially announced in public that SKPSC will open and extension. From a spirit of voluntarism, SKPSC Glan Extension was founded by remarkable peoplewho contemplated and proved for the envisioned Extension. With limited facilities and resources, the Extension started, seemingly, tough, yet fulfilling months,.
First year of operation, there were only 225 enrolless cut in the first semester of 2005, 175 in the second semester respectively. Nineteen (19) of which were scholars from the Local Government. At first, the extension was merely dependent of the funds derived from the tuition and miscellaneous fees paid by the students. The Local Government then generously augment the salary of 6 full- time faculty members, 3 clerks, 1 library assistant, 2 utility personnel & 5 part-time faculty members, to complete the cast of the first scenario.
The second rewarding year of the Extension was, additional purchases of books, references for the library, more tables, chairs, cabinets, appliances and other needed materials, fortunately, the number of students’ participation to educate themselves manifested on the first semester of the school year 2006-2007, from 270, second semester of the school year 2006-2007, from 270, second semester to 242 student enrolled in the extension. Furthermore, the Parents, Teachers, Association instigated an initiative to better equip the students of SKPSC Glan. The Association therefore, has collaborated to set up an Internet Laboratory facilities and other technological paraphernalia (Tower) from a 500.00 contribution every semester that served the various courses being offered by the SKPSC Glan Extension.
School Year 2007-2008 was the quest to promote & attain academic and non-academic excellence strive to be on the list, with limited resources although wealthy of support from the students, parents, LGU-Glan & SKPSC itself have done the most aggressive stride by partaking in all academic and civic participations. There was a rapid boost of population in the Extension, that reached to 427 enrollees of undergraduates, 28 was the initial number of MAT and DIT students correspondingly.
Year 2008-2009 was a continuing success to the extension since, it was a remarkable year; it participated on national competitions, sent Student Leaders and Student Advisers to different seminars and trainings. The extension as well, has purchased our College vehicle. It has greatly contributed to the expedient and intensive provision of services. The number of working force, such a full-time and part-time faculty members, security guards and student assistants added as well, an indicating factor that the Extension is rapidly emergent. The Scholarship Grant of the Local Government was boosted to moreor less 200 grantees, 2,000 pesos augmentation for the Master’s degree program. Continuing these support augmented the salaries and other necessary services of the Extension to its stakeholders.
Finally, today is a festal event to reminisce the dream, now a gift to all of us, notwithstanding of the ambiguity of the prospect, we are now unified and full of strength having the tower of employment, optimism, valor, knowledge and wisdom..there may be alterations to come, another inevitable despondency but those who only believe will SURVIVE…
To the previous SKPSC President, Dr. Nelso T. Binag with heartwarming gratitude we do thank you for being one of those who belie e in this dream, who without hesitation supported and provided the extension the suitable programs to better develop this academe. To the new SKPSC President, Dr. Teresita L. Cambel, we are fortunate enough that you have been qualified to be the new leader of the institution, we believe that your professional ethics shall maintain and continue the need of the extension for it to continuously survive. To the Program Director, Dr. Dolorcita E. Pauya, who regardless of professonal indifference of some selfish sectors, your courage, your logical convictions and dauntless attitude towards work have become a great part of the extensison’s success. To the Local Government of Glan headed by Municipal Mayor Enrique B.Yap Jr. from the chamber of our hearts the SKPSC family are much greatful for the indefatigable assistance, your continual and authentic service oriented ideology to the institution, because of your effort, many have retrieved their self-esteem for they are now educated. May you continue to adhere in good public service. To the faculty and staff may we be service-oriented in shaping the minds of the youth, let our professionalism extend to our students that they may become beneficial in the community they serve. To those individuals who are self-sacrificing just to attain this mission, we further salute you. And to those we fail to mention but have done a colossal contribution in upholding the life of the Extension we s well express our gratitude.
This day forward is a triumphant feat, A GIFT, A LIFE, A TOWER…SKPSC LET US ALL MOVE FORWARD TO PRIZE.