IFUGAO State University (IFSU) has joined seven higher education institutions nationwide in a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to partner together for the provision of distance learning in the country.
The MOA was signed in Benguet State University (BSU) in La Trinidad by Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon, IFSU president, as well as University of the Philippines-Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Dr. Melinda Bandalaria, BSU President Dr. Felipe Comila, and Dr. Hernando Robles, Cavite State University (CSU) president.
Under the partnership in the Consortium of Open Distance Education Providers in the Philippines (CODEPP), the IFSU and its partner universities – BSU, CSU, UPOU, Central Luzon State University, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, John Lacson Foundation Maritime University, and the Mariano Marcos State University are aiming to foster and improve distance learning systems in the country.
CODEPP is intended to be a partnership where constituent universities can share experience, research and studies on flexible and technology-enhanced and open distance e-learning, and best practices in distance learning among members.
The consortium is led by the UPOU, which is currently the country’s leader in open and distance learning amongst higher education institutions.