The dawn of a new academic year signifies fresh beginnings, new challenges, and exciting opportunities for students. On August 7, 2023, the senior high school students of Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) embarked on their educational journey with a comprehensive Orientation Program held at the MLQU Covered Court. This Program designed to acclimate and guide the students through the upcoming academic year, provided valuable insights into the university’s offerings and services.
The event kicked off with a solemn invocation, setting a tone of reflection and purpose for the day. Following the invocation, Ar. John Joseph T. Fernandez, Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), delivered the Opening Remarks. His words resonated with a sense of anticipation and enthusiasm, inspiring the students to embrace the challenges and rewards of their senior high school experience.
The orientation program aimed to provide a holistic understanding of the academic and support structures available to the students. Ms. Rhia Clarissa C. Vicente, the Principal of the Senior High School department, took the stage to deliver a comprehensive briefing on the academic aspects of the curriculum. Her insights ranged from the subjects offered to academic expectations and guidelines, equipping the students with essential information to excel in their studies.
Following a brief intermission, the students were introduced to the various programs and services offered by the university’s Office of Student Affairs and Services. This segment underscored the importance of student engagement, personal development and co-curricular activities in enriching the overall high school experience.
A subsequent presentation focused on the university’s collection and services available for senior high school students. Libraries serve as intellectual havens for students, fostering a culture of research, learning, and exploration. The briefing highlighted how students can leverage the library’s resources to enhance their academic pursuits.
In today’s digital age, information technology and management services play a pivotal role in education. A dedicated session address the Management and Information Service available to students, ensuring that they have the tools and platforms necessary for efficient communication, collaboration, and information retrieval.
A highlight of the program was the sharing of testimonials by select Grade 12 students. Their valuable insights into high school life, challenges faced, and triumphs achieved resonated deeply with the incoming Grade 11 students, offering a glimpse into the path ahead and inspiring them to navigate their academic journey with determination and resilience.
Dr. Pio Tempongco, representing the Health Services Division, emphasized the importance of health and wellness. He presented an array of health services available to students, emphasizing the university’s commitment to their well-being and ensuring a conducive learning environment.
AS the Orientation Program drew to a close, the students had the opportunity to meet their respective advisers. These personalized briefings provided a platform for students to ask questions, seek guidance, and receive individualized support, setting the stage for a successful academic year ahead.
The MLQU Senior High School Orientation Program for SY 2023-2024 exemplified the university’s dedication to nurturing well-rounded informed, and empowered students. By offering comprehensive overview of academic, support, and wellness services, the program laid the foundation for a productive and enriching high school journey. As the students embark on this new chapter, they do so armed with knowledge, inspiration, and a sense of belonging to the vibrant MLQU community.