Sunday, July 24, 2011

NORSU, lone source of PhD Math in Visayas

Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) pioneers the offering of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mathematics program in the entire Visayas after Dr. Michael Baldado’s success in his PhD career.

To augment the PhD in Mathematics teaching force, the administration is eyeing for Millard Mamhot, a PhD in Mathematical Sciences professor and Luz Nochefranca, a PhD in Mathematics professor from Paris.

In an interview with The NORSUnian, Dr. Baldado expressed his willingness in extending his knowledge to Math aspirants. Moreover, he expressed his happiness for another noble undertaking of the university. “I am happy that NORSU once again took another bold step; the offering of the PhD Math program,” he said.

On same accoutrement according to Dr. Baldado, Negros Oriental State University is the only state university in the entire Visayas offering the PhD in Math program.

At present, Dr. Baldado has 12 Math professor students and are currently studying of the said program. These math professor students include Engr. Mae Manahon, Engr. Joel Adanza, Mrs. Jacel Lincong, and Mrs. Normina Batucan from NORSU. Moreover, he has two students from University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) in Bacolod, two from Negros State College of Agriculture (NeSCA) in Kabankalan, two from Silliman University (SU), one from the Department of Education (DepEd) and one from St. Louie School -Don Bosco.

Furthermore, the subjects that were offered for this semester are Real Analysis, Modern Math and Combinatorics.

Engr. Joel Adanza and Jacel Lincong, both faculty members of NORSU, said that they were very happy since the school has taken another level of excellence like the offering of the said course.

“It is very advantageous to us since we need not go to far-flung areas to have a study of our doctoral degree,” opined the two. “It is very economical because we need not use big amount of money for transportation and food allowance like when you study in Mindanao or Manila,” they added.

Moreover the two expressed hope that they can graduate with best knowledge since the curriculum is adopted the same from Mindanao State University and other higher education in the Philippines offering PhD in math.

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