AIDE Info Board June 2019

AIDE hold its 31st Commencement Exercises at PICC

AIDE BSBA Graduates Batch 2019 take a pose with the official of AIDE From Left to Right (first row, middle) Ms. Tess Alcuaz, AIDE Comptroller, Dr. Ramon Nivera, AIDE– Senior Vice President, Dr. Ben Macatangay, CHED, Atty. Julito Vitriolo, CHED Executive Director, Mrs. Zenaida Villaescusa, AIDE Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia Junio-Sabio, AIDE Consultant

On its 35th Founding Anniversary, AIDE also held its 31st Commencement Exercises last July 8, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City with Atty. Julito Vitriolo, CHED Executive Director, as its Special Guest Speaker. Also, Dr. Ben Macatangay of CHED attended the AIDE’s Graduation Ceremony as a Special Guest.

Top officials of the Institute were also there to honor the graduates and their parents such as Dr. Ramon Nivera, AIDE’s Member of the Board of Director, Ms. Tess Alcuazz, Comptroller, Mrs. Zenaida Villaescusa, Executive Director and Dr. Cecilia Junio-Sabio, Consultant.

Last June 8, 2019, Atty. Julito Vitriolo, CHED’s Executive Director served as the Commencement Speaker of AIDE in its 31st Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). In his speech, Exec. Dir. Vitriolo congratulated the graduates of AIDE, Batch 2019 and their parents for painstakingly surviving the challenges brought about by studying in distance education mode. He mentioned the efforts of the students are worthy of commendation as it is very difficult to do selfdirected learning. He likewise commended the officials of AIDE for helping advocate accessibility in higher education and for advancing the cause of open learning system.

In the speech delivered by the Guest Speaker, Atty. Julito Vitriolo, he thanked AIDE for its effort in making higher education more accessible and equitable to adult learners. He, in fact, commended AIDE for its long history of providing quality distance education in the Philippines, being only among the two stand alone open learning system. He mentioned in his speech that AIDE should be commended for its effort in advancing the cause open learning system, thereby helping many Filipinos obtain college degree through the use of Learner Management System or online learning. Atty. Vitriolo, also highlighted AIDE’s catalytic effort in implementing Industrial Revolution 4.0 long before while other higher educational institutions in the Philippines are just about to start and adopt to it.

An Excerpts from the Speech of Atty. Julito D. Vitriolo, CHED Executive Director during AIDE’s 31st Commencement Exercise, June 8, 2019, PICC Pasay City is shown below:

“While other institutions of higher learning are just about to apply Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), AIDE has already succeeded in responding to the call to make education more accessible and equitable to the many Filipinos especially the working adults, OFWs, military personnel and many others through its Online Learner Management System. AIDE is already applying IR4.0 since 1980s We commend the efforts of AIDE in advancing the cause of open and distance education.”