The Negros Occidental Information and Communications Technology scholars enrolled at STI-WNU University in Bacolod City, presented to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson their ICT outputs, that the provincial government will make use of, as part of employing ICT to spur economic recovery in the province.
The scholars are fourth year students taking up BS Information Technology in the university.
The ICT scholarship is a pioneering scholarship program of the Negros Occ. Scholarship Program Division, through the directive of Lacson. It was conceptualized to help 100 deserving ICT students finish their courses at STI-WNU, a press release from the Capitol said.
The scholars’ ICT outputs are intended to benefit the provincial government, in coordination with the ICT Division.
The five best systems conceptualized and developed by the group of scholars included the Emergency Rescue and Response Operation System, Depot Procurement and Inventory System, Fire Alert Notification with Map Locator, Monitoring System of the Scholarship Program Division, and Document Tracking System of Negros Occidental.
The Emergency Rescue and Response Operation System was adjudged the best system that features online registration, user management, online rescue and response operation module, locator, and emergency report management.
The winning group received P10,000 in cash through Lacson and provincial consultant Albee Benitez, while the other groups received P2,000 each as consolation prizes.
Present in the activity held at the Negros Residences were Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Education, Dr. Ryan Mark Molina – executive vice president of STI-WNU, NOSP head Karen Dinsay, and Javi Benitez, among others.*