LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 20 (PIA) — The Pangasinan State University (PSU) partnered with the Maejo University in Chiang Mai, Thailand to forge university sisterhood.
Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, president of the Maejo University came to Pangasinan to sign the memorandum of agreement with PSU President Victoriano Estira during the 33rd foundation anniversary of PSU on Wednesday.
Yosarj said the partnership will serve to deepen the relationship between the two institutions.
“We have a common role, common foundation and we have a common response to the need of our country to provide education and help our neighbor,” Yosraj said in his speech as guest of honor and speaker during the opening program.
He said he accepted the invitation because he would like to personally congratulate the leaders of PSU for “being able to manage a complex organization which provides high quality education,”
“Your success is our success. We will continue to support each other through mutual collaborative activities until we reach our goal,” he said.
In the same event, Yosraj was conferred with the title Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) by Commissioner William Medrano of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Dr. Rey Agcaoili of CHED Region I and Estira.
Yosraj finished his degree in Business and Agricultural Technology at the Maejo Institute of Agricultural Technology in Thailand in 1977 but earned his master’s degree and doctorate degree in Animal Science at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Philippines in 1983 and 1990, respectively.
Vice Gov. Ferdinand Calimlim, representing Gov. Amado Espino Jr, said it is important to invest on the education of students and the youth.
He later challenged PSU to always be at par with the best universities of the world.
Meanwhile, Estira extended his heartfelt thanks to Yosraj and all the men and women of PSU who made the university “one of the most prominent and progressive universities in the entire country today.”
Anchoring on the theme ‘journey towards global excellence, Estira said PSU’s journey will continue and the administration will fulfill its promise to deliver affordable but quality education for everyone. (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)