BRIEF HISTORY OF SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY
The first state University of higher learning in the province of Samar had its humble beginning in 1912 under the name Samar Trade School. It was established as a laboratory shop of the Samar Provincial High School. At that time, the only vocational course offering was woodworking. Since it was the policy of the then Bureau of Education to make trade schools purely secondary trade schools, the intermediate grades were gradually phased out and the first year secondary curriculum was introduce until the school turned out the first graduating class in school year 1931-1932.
In the succeeding years, other trade courses such building construction and automotive mechanics were offered. After the American liberation period and in the early fifties, additional trade courses like dress making, cosmetology and men’s tailoring were made available for both boys and girls, to meet then increasing vocational needs of the island of Samar.
The school expanded its curricular programs by offering automotive mechanics and other vocational courses through its evening opportunity classes and secondary education program. Among the courses added were diesel mechanics, foods trades, industrial electricity, machine shop practice, tailoring, cosmetology and dress making.
On November 18, 1982, Batas Pambansa 323 converted Samar School of Arts and Trades to Samar State Polytechnic College. The conversion was in consonance with the program of the government of bringing higher education within the reach of the rural folks.
On August 7, 2004, Republic Act 9313 converted Samar State Polytechnic College into Samar State University. The conversion necessitates that new programs be offered and instituted to effect progress and development among the service areas of the university.
The Mayor of Basey Samar requested Samar State Polytechnic College before now Samar State University management to offer Extension classes in their municipality. The President during that time was Dr. Dominador Q. Cabanganan. He requested the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of Extension Services and other official of the college to visit the municipality. They conducted survey in the area together the Vice Mayor of Basey, Samar. They went to the different high school in the vicinity.
The SSPC now SSU Basey Extension classes was put in place through the concerted efforts of the SSU Administration and the Local Government Unit of Basey, Samar headed by Mayor Wilfredo Estornimos in 1999. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was entered into by both parties in December 27, 1999. By virtue of this MOA, two (2) campuses were established, namely: 1. the Basey Town proper campus; and the VCYMAS campus. These campuses were headed by Dr. Manuel Llego and his faculty In-charge Genaro Osias. In June 2000, both campuses started offering degree course, namely: BSIT with majors in Electronics, and Food and Garments; BSE major in T.H.E.; and BSIE major in Home Economics. Presently, BSIT and BEED courses are being offered.
Students spent their first two years in the Basey Campus and continued in the main campus in Catbalogan City. Through such program quality graduates were produced passed the LET and employed in different organizations in the century and abroad.
Seeing the advantage of merger, the town proper campus was closed in 2005 and that the campus was held only in the VCYMAS Campus, Brgy. Dolongan, Basey Samar. The VCYMAS opted for its integration with the University but failed to get a nod for the absorption of its faculty and staff, except for the 90 hectares of land whose ownership has been transferred to the University via Republic Act 9313
Since the opening of the Basey External classes in SY 2000, enrollment rate has not change significantly but instead an observable decrease in enrollment. Factors affecting the said scenario include the limited course offerings and students has to spend the remaining two years of their schooling in the main campus. Hence, there is a need to offer new courses suitable to the service area.
The head of Extension classes sudden retirement, the campus was left no administrator. The management designated new coordinator of the campus. The Coordinator, when he supervises he noticed 5 students of the two programs and 6 faculty with only building. These asked helped from the LGU of Basey and Sta. Rita and they were able to enrolled 36 student in that semester.
This time the campus has four programs with the increased enrollment, number of building were constructed and equipment, tools and materials were purchased to how our new and continuing students and for instructional purposes.
We hope to improve, develop and offer applicable programs in the near future.
SSU Basey Campus Official Seal
SSU Basey Campus Goals
The College of Agriculture and Forestry supports the University is Mission to provide education, research and service to the public with emphasis placed on engaging students in research focused on the sustainability of agriculture, forests, and natural resources.
The College of Agriculture is committed to model 21st Century, multi-disciplinary college of life-based sciences that prepares and produce students to be leaders and innovators in their chosen careers, thus competent graduates under the courses/programs:
- Agriculture (AG): Provides a broad preparation in the basic and applied sciences of modern agriculture.
- Agribusiness (AGBU): Provides a strong background in the business aspect of agriculture, including management, sales and distribution.
- Agricultural Economics (AGEC): Provides an understanding of economic theory and economic policy and efficient management with limited economic resources in the production of food and fiber.
- Agricultural Engineering (AGEN): Provides basic mechanical skills and engineering principles required for the student to be successful in modern agricultural enterprises.
- Agronomy (AGRN): Provides the theory and practice of field-crop(food, fiber and feed) production and soil management.
- Animal Science (ANSC): Provides a wide variety of courses that integrate genetics, health, housing, management, nutrition, physiology reproduction and evaluation of livestock.
- Entomology (ENTO): Provides basic knowledge on insects and their habitats as well as how to control insects pests.
- Forestry (FOR): Provides the background for the development and management of forestry and agroforestry, ecology, conservation and product utilization.
- Horticulture (HORT): Provides an extensive base of horticultural practices such as grafting and pruning, the cultivation of fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), herbal, and ornamental crops that are of economic interest in the tropics and subtropics, as well as advanced techniques such as hydroponics, plant tissue culture, and hormonal manipulation of plants.
- Natural Resources (NRES): Provides a multi-disciplinary systems approach to understanding and managing the environmental resources of island ecosystems, and their relevance to coastal zones in general.
- Plant Pathology (PPTH): Provides the understanding and management of pant disease, the mechanisms by which pathogens produce disease, and the interactions between pathogens and host.
- Plant Physiology (PPHY): Provides the understanding of plant growth and development.
- Soil Science (SOIL): Provides the background for the properties of soil and soil management, with an emphasis on the role soils play in environmental studies as well as agriculture.
PROGRAM GRADUATE OUTCOMES:
1.Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice.
2.Communicate effectively in writing, speaking and presenting using culturally appropriate language.
3.Work effectively in teams, in collaboration with other disciplines and multi-cultural teams.
4.Practice the profession in accordance with existing laws, social, moral and or ethical responsibility
5.Act as responsible citizen and show pride of being a Filipino by preserving and promoting Filipino historical and cultural heritage
6.Demonstrate competence to conduct research
7.Demonstrate competence and commitment to develop appropriate technological services in response to national, regional and local development.
8.Demonstrate ability to use innovative, creative and appropriate methods to meet the demands of the industry and/or labor market
9.Demonstrate ability to sustainably manage the resources available in the community.
10.Demonstrate ability to create scientific solutions and innovative concepts with creativity and critical mindedness.
11.Demonstrate competence to translate challenges into opportunities
12.Demonstrate ability to engage in life-long learning with a passion to keep current with local, national and global developments.
1.To provide quality education to assist individuals in acquiring the scientific knowledge, attitudes, and practical skills needed to practice environmentally sound, sustainable agriculture and to be productive and responsible
2.To promote the responsible use of renewable natural resources through high-quality applied research, active participation and education in life sciences and business.
3.Appreciate and communicate the diverse impacts of agriculture on people.
College of Industrial Technology Goal
The College of Industrial Technology is committed to develop the individual to be competent in his chosen vocation equipped with knowledge and skills in accordance with industrial standards; to inculcate desirable values and attitudes necessary in dealing with the clientele in the workplace, and in the industry, as partner in national and global economic development.
College of Industrial Technology Objectives
- Develop competitive technical manpower equipped with the basic qualities
required in the workplace;
- Enhance competence in technical development research adaptable to the
changing needs of the society;
- Train and develop skills for middle level management and entrepreneurship;
- Instill personal and social values adaptive to work environment.
College of Education Goal
To help bring about the achievement of the University mission, the College of Education is committed in producing competent teachers under the programs Bachelor of Secondary Education with major fields of specialization in Mathematics, Physics Education, Technology & Home Economics; Bachelor of Elementary Education; Bachelor of Science in Technician Education with concentrations in Electrical Tech., Electronics Tech., Architectural Drafting, Civil Tech., Garments Tech, Foods & Beverage Tech., Mechanical Tech., Automotive Tech., Welding and Fabrication Tech., and Diploma in Teaching.
BACHELOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
Program Description and General Objectives:
The BSED is structured to meet the needs of professional teachers for secondary schools in the Philippines through the basic knowledge, theories, principles, skills, values and training as required by the teaching profession.
It aims to develop high school teachers who are:
- wise transmitters of organized knowledge as embodied in the different major
fields of specialization and translated through the BSED curriculum
- competent practitioners of teaching strategies which will encourage learners
develop their full potentials and effect in them a positive outlook towards
- positive cultivators of desirable Filipino values, ideals and traditions which will
serve as a solid foundation for a sound citizenship and strong patriotic sense;
- progressive initiators of objective and scientific outlook to promote
technological development and realize the social and economic goals of the
entire Filipino nation.
- effective and competent mentors in their own locality, their own country and
in the global community.
BACHELOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Program Description and General Objectives:
The BEED is structured to meet the needs of professional teachers for elementary schools in the Philippines through the basic knowledge, theories, principles, skills, values and training as required by the teaching profession.
The BEED program aims to:
- develop competent elementary education teachers who can teach across the
different learning areas in the grade school;
- produce BEED graduates who possess appreciation and understanding of
Philippine culture, as well as his awareness of desirable customs and traditions
necessary for attaining national consciousness and cooperation;
- develop teachers who can inculcate spiritual and civic values into the young
- bring out teachers who are responsive to the importance of functional literacy
as well as acquisition of fundamental knowledge, attitudes, habits and skills in
- develop a new breed of educators who can transform and apply theories and
concepts into the demands of real life.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TECHNICIAN EDUCATION
Program Description and General Objectives:
The Technician Education curriculum shall impart a body of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and experience that will provide prospective teachers with the necessary competencies essential for effective teaching.
The BSTE curriculum aims to:
- equip the graduates with in depth knowledge of the context
and specific skills in their major field of specialization including industry exposure; and
- equip them with competencies on the use of technology in
teaching and in training
a.) Republic Act No. 9313
The following terms are construed in the manner as follows:
a.) Institution refers to the Samar State University
B.) External campuses refers to the Samar State University