Tarlac State University and the City Government of Tarlac signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Jinan Licheng District Training School of the People’s Republic of China on January 9, 2020 at the TSU Main AVR.
The MOA is about the admission of Chinese students to the TSU graduate programs inclusive of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), Master of Arts in Education (MA in Education), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN).
According to Mr. Wang Yong Yi, CEO of Jinan Li Cheng Dezhi Training School, they chose TSU because it is one of the recognized universities of the Ministry of Education in China. Also, they have known TSU for its quality education and state-of-the-art buildings and facilities.
“Tarlac State University is among the first batch of overseas universities recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China,” Mr. Wang Yong Yi said in his speech.
He added, “TSU is a rare university to work with, and also ideal for Chinese students to pursue their master’s or doctor’s degrees. Benefiting from the beautiful campus environment in a very safe city, hotel serviced conditions of residence and a high standard of teacher education, students may be relieved to finish their studies.”
The said partnership was brought to TSU through the efforts of Hon. Maria Cristina C. Angeles, Tarlac City Mayor, who was also present during the activity. In her speech, she said that the success of TSU is also the success of Tarlac City.
TSU President Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, who represented the university in the MOA signing, said in her welcome remarks that this endeavor is a significant day both for TSU and the City Government of Tarlac because of their first partnership to make TSU a globally competitive educational institution.
“This is the first international educational partnership of TSU with the City Government of Tarlac,” President Mallari remarked during the picture-taking.
She also said that a group of Chinese students who will enroll in the MBA and Ed.D. programs are set to arrive in TSU this January.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chou Chang Liang, owner of Jinan Licheng District Dezhi Training School, focused his speech on the promotion of cultural exchange and immersive learning experience in the Philippines on teaching English as a second language.
Other than the MOA signing, the Chinese partners also awarded financial assistance or scholarship amounting to ₱160,000 to 20 TSU students selected by Hon. Angeles from Barangays San Jose de Urquico, San Isidro, San Luis, Ungot, and Balingcanaway. Each student will receive ₱8,000 every semester. The financial assistance will be given to the students through the City Government.
Towards the end of the program, the Chinese partners gave additional five slots of scholarship to TSU where the University President will be selecting TSU student-recipients.
Also present in the activity are Mr. Qui Ze Jiang and Mr. Zhou Wei Ping, colleagues of the Chinese partners; TSU Vice Presidents and Administrative Council; barangay officials from Tarlac City; and parents of the scholarship recipients.
(In photo L-R: Dr. Niño B. Corpuz, OIC VP for Planning and Quality Assurance; Dr. Erwin P. Lacanlale, VP for Academic Affairs; Dr. Armee N. Rosel, VP for Research and Extension Services; Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, TSU President; Hon. Maria Cristina C. Angeles, Tarlac City Mayor; Mr. Wang Yong Yi, CEO, Jinan Li Cheng District Dezhi Training School; Mr. Chou Chang Liang, Owner, Jinan Li Cheng District Dezhi Training School; Mr. Qui Ze Jiang; Dr. Lolita V. Sicat, former VP for PQA; Mr. Zhou Wei Ping
Tarlac State University remains among the top performing Criminology schools in the Philippines as it claimed the second spot in the November 2019 Criminologist Licensure Examination.
TSU produced 66 passers out of 68 takers garnering a 97.06% passing rate against the 44.11% national passing rate.
In December 2017 and 2018, TSU topped the said board exam while in June 2018 and 2019, the university sealed the fourth and third spots, respectively.