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ASIST Main Campus, Lagangilang, Abra — A group of evaluators from the Commission on Higher Education—Committee on Higher Technical Education (CHED– CHTE) and the Office of Institutional Quality Assurance Governance (OIQAG) Team conducted initial visit to Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) in order to evaluate its compliances towards becoming a university.

As they arrived from the capital town of Bangued, where they were housed at the Oval Era, they proceeded to the Office of the College President, Dr.  Gregorio T. Turqueza Jr. for a Courtesy Call, to introduce themselves to him and provide him the coverage of the evaluation activities.

The Evaluation Team had a meeting at the ASIST Training and Development Center for their orientation and clarification of their tasks followed by the Opening program. To put the initial visit of the Evaluation Team in context, the ASIST Video was presented to the audience to establish a clear profile of the college - its vision, mission, goals, objectives, functions and programs. Dr. Turqueza Jr. extended his warm welcome to the Evaluation Team and emphasized that ASIST is committed to serve the people especially the marginalized and contribute towards the development of local communities and the whole nation. Representing Ms. Luisa S. Valencia, OIQAG Director was Miss Rita P. Sescar, OIC Chief, OIQAG QAD for the presentation of the requirements for the university status and evaluation processes. She also introduced the composition of the OIQAG team: Director Luisa S. Valencia, Director, OIQAG, Atty. Spocky Farolan, Director, LSS, Mr. Kit Pabiona, EPS 2, OIQAG—QAD, Mr. Nelson Aparejo, SUP EPS, OPKRM, Ms. Charity Barrera, PTS 3, SDD– OPSD and Mr. Randy Pascal, PSS 4, LLS. The ASIST Core Conversion Team was presented by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Noel B. Begnalen, who assured the Evaluation Team of their readiness to assist them and facilitate their tasks.

Snacks were served to everyone. The Evaluation Teams A and B proceeded to their area in three campuses to evaluate the needed documents and to have an ocular visit to Offices, Classrooms, Research sites, Project locations, and Extension communities. -Source: Office of the Publication 06/03/2022

Together in Prayer

ASIST President Gregorio T. Turqueza Jr., delivering his welcome remarks.

Miss Rita P. Sescar, OIC Chief, OIQAG QAD, presenting the requirements for university status

Dr. Noel B. Begnalen, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presenting the ASIST Core Conversion Team.

The Evaluation Team, reviewing the documents.

ASIST Core Conversion Team, assisting the evaluators.