In celebration of UCU’s 57th founding anniversary, the Center for Community Development and Extension Services in collaboration with the Psychological Assessment and Counseling Center led the Namnama: An Extension Program on March 2, 2023, at Cabaruan Elementary School.
Namnama is an Iloko term for hope. As UCU thrive in the current higher education landscape we envision today's youth as our future leaders, making them the embodiment of hope for our nation.
Dr. Jerry Dichoso, Director of the Center for Community Development and Extension Services (CCDES), stressed the role of our young learners in the future.
“In time, you will have the right consciousness and you will become a full-fledged teacher, doctor, nurse or whatever you want only if you have discipline, respect, and obedience”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Psychological Assessment and Counseling Center led the leadership skills training for the young learners to unleash and activate their infinite potential.
Ms. Monette Locquiao, the PACC Director, remarked on the importance of leadership and ways in becoming a better leader.
“Being a leader has value to us. First, leaders and group members can help us reach the goals or objectives we have in class. In addition, we are conscious of our rights and obligations as a leader. We are more conscious of how to properly perform our tasks. Furthermore, we learn how to work as a team and mentor our other classmates. Lastly, we get better with interacting with our classmates. With this, we can assist you in realizing the value of your role as a student by providing you with this leadership skills training”, Locquiao emphasized.
Further, Dr. Josephine Lambinicio, Vice President for Academic Affairs, stressed the qualities and vital skills in becoming a better person.
I will give you two things: the letters "S & T.” “S” stands for sipag which means hard work. Even if you are the greatest student in the class, but you lack diligence, you will achieve nothing. We need to practice becoming hard working students even if no one sees us. And “T” stands for tiyaga which means patience. We need to be patient in everything.
With continuous collaboration and support, UCU strives to set the tone for students to learn how to navigate themselves, improve their potential, and inspire their teams to produce excellent results as we build a bright future for all.