The second phase for laptop and pocket WiFi distribution was launched on the Main Campus during the third week of October at the initiative of Mayor Joy Belmonte, Councilor Ally Medalla, and other members of the Board of Regents.
The distribution plan was mentioned on Mayor Joy’s “Ulat ng Bayan” last July 1, 2020. “… pati ang college students sa Quezon City University ay magkakaroon ng laptops sa darating na school year” said Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
In total, 8,000 laptops, which have been procured by the University, will be distributed to both faculty staff and students as part of this phase initiative.
Since the program launched last November 2020, 5,375 laptops have been distributed to students and faculty. Also last year, 4,813 pocket WiFi units with monthly load were distributed, this year 489 units have been distributed, bringing the total to 5,302. (Based on the records of the Office of Student Affairs and Services Department)
Originally, laptops were to be distributed to students from last academic year but many of them didn’t turn up, as a result, the distribution reached the 2021-2022 QCU freshmen. “Kung bakit sa 1st year natin binigay simply because, although we conducted many distribution schedules for the old students, many did not avail, so ang assumption natin is meron na silang gamit. Besides, mayroon tayong survey sa laptop and pocket wifi for those who are willing to avail,” said Ms. Merly Dela Cruz, Director of OSASD.
Another batch of distribution is being planned by OSAS on November 24. Further announcement will be posted on the OSAS FB page.
The laptop distributed was a Dell Latitude 3410 10th Generation Intel Core i3 model.
By Jholo Louise Baybayon
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