Welcome Back to UNC!
The University of Nueva Caceres is shifting gears to maximize learning activities while observing health protocols and exercising care and caution in all matters. The Chief Architect of UNC’s resilience on all fronts and in every facet - our University President, Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, has kept the winning momentum the UNC way, despite interruptions. The whole UNC community is in one accord to carry out our mission to ensure safety at UNC.
As situations begin to improve, with hopes high and fingers crossed, UNC deems this the perfect time to gradually and carefully resume former in-person activities. With the low alert level, excitement grows for all programs’ gradual limited face-to-face classes. We are set to open the University gates wide and welcome our students back on campus. UNC orchestrated a series of Consultation Meetings with its stakeholders and the Local Government of Naga City. These Consultation Meetings regarding the limited face-to-face classes paved the way for very productive and meaningful interaction and dialogue between the students and parents and the University Administration, College Deans, Principals, Faculty Members, and Program Heads. Mr. Brian Nacianceno and Architect John Francis Realubit from the Vice President for Administration Office facilitated these meetings.
Resilience and Readiness
Resilience is a big word, but as UNCeans, we wrapped our heads, hearts, and hands around it. UNC is a genuinely resilient institution and community because we are future-ready. At UNC, ensuring health and safety is the highest priority. This was demonstrated through the many health and safety initiatives launched, policies and guidelines crafted, and multiple assistance made available in and out of the University campus. Since day one, our Human Resources Director, Prof. Divinagracia L. David has assembled and reinforced support and services to maximize ways and means to promote our welfare.
During the Consultation Meetings, UNC Vice President for Administration & Auxiliary Services, Engr. Leon B. Palmiano IV gave a comprehensive presentation of the University’s efforts in connection with the health and safety protocols, classrooms and facilities retrofitting, and regulation of foot traffic as part of the preparations for the limited face-to-face classes. UNC Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Romeo M. Sumayo, Jr., gave a detailed discussion of the academic protocols and the guidelines mandated by the CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular no. 2021-004. He shared heads-up on the numerous pioneering innovations, initiatives, and our investment in resources and tools to enhance the students’ delightful educational and learning experiences during the global health crisis.
Better and Brighter Tomorrow
Our gratitude to the UNC’s tireless men and women in the vortex of making the whole UNC community safe and future-ready! With the guidelines in place, programs at their peak, support at hand, plans in the pipeline, and the strong cooperation of the parents and students, UNC promises to make the new and next normal better and safer for our learners. The preparation has gone full swing, and the anticipation has risen as UNC shows eagerness and readiness to resume activities. UNC steadily adjusts and adapts to the situations and settings. Changes and challenges shall never dampen our intellectual rigor and academic fervor because better days are ahead. We have proven to turn obstacles into opportunities and problems into possibilities. Welcome back, UNCeans!