Quezon Province, Philippines — In a significant stride towards academic collaboration and advancement, the Marinduque State College (MSC) and Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) have officially signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on April 3, 2024 in SLSU Lucban, Quezon to offer the following graduate programs via consortium: Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management and Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education. The Agreement signed by MSC President, Prof. Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta and SLSU President, Dr. Frederick T. Villa & witnessed by representatives from both institutions, heralds a new era of educational cooperation and mutual benefit.

Dr. Frederick T. Villa, SLSU President with Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta, MSC President led the MOA Signing for the consortium agreement for offering of graduate programs (left-right). (Photo by Raoul J. Magcamit)

Under the terms of the MOA, MSC and SLSU will pool their resources and expertise to provide a wider array of graduate programs to students and professionals. Through this consortium, both institutions aim to enhance access to quality graduate education and promote academic excellence.

MSC and SLSU officials with the signed MOA for the consortium agreement of graduate programs. (Photo by Raoul J. Magcamit)

Prof. Dr. Zulueta expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “This partnership marks a significant milestone for both institutions and underscores our commitment to fostering educational excellence. By joining forces, we can offer a more comprehensive range of graduate programs and provide our students with enhanced learning opportunities.”

(Photo by Raoul J. Magcamit)

Echoing his statement, Dr. Villa, emphasized the importance of collaboration in advancing the academic mission. “Through this consortium, we can leverage our collective strengths to enrich the academic experience of our students and contribute to the development of our regions and country, he remarked.

As the educational landscape continue to evolve, partnerships like this serve as a testament to the power of collaboration in driving innovation and excellence. Through this joint effort, both institutions are poised to make a lasting impact on the academic and intellectual landscape of the region.

(Raoul J. Magcamit/Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs)