As Ifugao State University (IFSU) celebrates its 98th Founding Anniversary and 9th Charter Day, we are also setting our sight for its Centennial Anniversary in 2020.
For almost 98 years, IFSU showed its metamorphosis from a farm school to a University. It witnessed and survived different timelines, economic and political landscapes. Since then, IFSU has been in the forefront in providing the needed education and training for all its stakeholders.
Today, we celebrate its Founding Anniversary and 9th Charter Day with much pride and honor.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Positioning IFSU towards global recognition.” The theme is timely and relevant as IFSU envisions to be a globally recognized institution amidst the rich cultural heritage. The theme also capsulises the needed importance and urgency to synchronize all programs and activities to put IFSU in the global arena.
On the other hand, while recognizing the value of internationalization of IFSU, it is also important to increase the visiblity of the University in the local arena in terms of its relevance and contributions to communities and sectors in the province and its nearby areas.
The celebration today also reminds us that in less than two years, IFSU will be celebrating its 100 years as an institution.
As an institution, there is a need to start planning and setting activities and programs for the centennial celebration. Reaching 100 years is once in a lifetime. It is a testament of a rich history, tradition and culture.
By 2020, we will be retracing the history of our University of showcasing decades of delivering service to its stakeholders.
Let us set our vision 2020 to be one of the biggest and most anticipated event in our university and province.
Let us capitalize on our Centennial Celebration as a platform to mark and out forward our vision, mission, goals and objectives. If IFSU could do much in 98 years, we could do more for the coming days, months and years.
Let us always be reminded that the success of our University is also our story. Let us join hands to make IFSU, our dear alma mater, the only HEI in the province, an institution synonymous with honor, integrity and excellence from local to the global arena. #