UNP OU

The Distance Education System of the Open University is in fulfillment of specific provisions embodied in the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, Article XIV: “to make quality education accessible to all Filipinos and develop non-formal, informal, and indigenous learning systems, as well as, self-learning, independent, and out-of-school study programs particularly those that respond to community needs.”

The Open University System Act of 1994, Section 2 declares that it is “the policy of the State to expand and further democratize educational opportunities for our people in a more effective educational technology.” As such, open learning system is “a necessary mode to achieve equitable access to quality education even as it guarantees academic freedom of institutions of higher learning on what to teach and how to teach.”

In UNP, the distance learning concept started with the establishment of UNP Graduate School Institute of Distance Learning (Open University) by virtue of Board Resolution No. 84 s. 1996 which initially offered Master of Arts in Education (MAEd, major in Science Education or Mathematics Education), Master in Public Administration (MPA), Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN), and Master of Arts in Social Work (MASW). Later, Board Resolution No. 121, s. 1999 confirmed the inclusion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminology.

With the latest breakthrough in technological advancement, learning processes are no longer confined solely within the four walls of a physical classroom; they could also take place in borderless environments. It is exactly this paradigm shift by which programs offered in the Open University have moved towards.

The graduates of the Open University excel in their respective professions both in the private and public sectors. Many of them are working in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in educational and medical institutions, and government and non-government agencies.

Goal

The Open University aims to develop world-class leaders, administrators, and managers by employing borderless instructional scheme.

Objectives

  1. Minimize the constraints to professional development brought about by geographical distance, nature and demands of learners’ employment, and other similar circumstances.
  2. Enhance the conceptual skills of students from the military service, education, government, and health.
  3. Train students to be ethically upright and self-reliant.

AGUSTIN, Antonio
Professor
BS in Agricultural Economics (Gregorio Araneta University Foundation); Master in Public Administration (University of Northern Philippines); Doctor of Public Administration (University of Luzon)

ALAIBILLA, Baby Sophia

Associate Professor
BS in Physics (University of Northern Philippines); MA in Teaching Physics (University of the Philippines)

BORJE, MAXIMO JR. B.
Associate Professor
BA Mass Communication (Saint Louis University); MA in Teaching English (University of Northern Philippines)

BUNDOC, Cristina
Professor
BS in Business Administration, Master in Public Administration (University of Northern Philippines); Doctor in Business Administration (Philippine School of Business Administration)

CADORNA, Edelyn
Professor
BS in Physics (University of Northern Philippines); MS in Teaching Physics, PhD in Science Education (University of the Philippines)

CADORNA, Erwin
Professor and University President
BS in Physics (University of Northern Philippines); MA in Teaching Physics (University of the Philippines); PhD in Science Education (De La Salle University)

CARIAGA, Clarita
Associate Professor
BS in Nursing (University of Northern Philippines); MA Nursing (College of Health Sciences Philippines Inc.)

DE VERA, Marciana
Associate Professor
BS in Nursing, MA Teaching Nursing, Doctor of Education (University of Northern Philippines)

DELA ROSA, Joselito
Associate Professor
BA Political Science (Saint Louis University); Master in Public Administration, Doctor of Public Administration (University of Northern Philippines)

FLORENTINO, Carmela
Associate Professor
BS Medical Technology (University of Santo Tomas); MS in Teaching Chemistry, Doctor of Education (University of Northern Philippines)

GACITA, Melody   
Associate Professor
BS in Social Work, MA in Social Work (University of Northern Philippines)                

HORLADOR, Jeanelyn   
Instructor
BS in Social Work   (University of Northern Philippines), MA in Social Work (Philippine Christian University)

JAVIER, Miriam   

Associate Professor
BS in Food Technology (University of Santo Tomas); MA in Teaching Home Economics (University of Northern Philippines); Diploma in Environmental Management (University of the Philippines)

MALCABA, Moderina     
Associate Professor
BS in Commerce (Saint Louis University); Master in Public Administration, Doctor in Business Administration (University of Northern Philippines)

NAVARRO, Lorna 
Assistant Professor
BS in Criminology, Master of Public Administration major in in Police Administration (University of Northern Philippines)

NAVARRO, Remedios    
Associate Professor
BS in Psychology (Saint Louis University); MS in Psychology (Manuel L. Quezon University); MA in Education, Doctor of Education (University of Northern Philippines)

RAGUNJAN, Ruben        
Associate Professor
BS in Criminology, Master of Public Administration major in Police Administration, Doctor of Public Administration (University of Northern Philippines)

RELON, Luzviminda      
Associate Professor
BSEd Social Studies, Doctor of Education (University of Northern Philippines); Master of Health Social Science (De La Salle University)

ROCAMORA, Fatima      
Professor
BA Political Science, Master in Public Administration, Doctor of Education (University of Northern Philippines)

ROJO, Trinidad    

Associate Professor
BS in Criminology, Master in Public Administration major in Police Administration, MS in Criminal Justice (University of Northern Philippines)

TABAN, Joseph    
Instructor
BS in Mathematics, MA in Mathematics Education (University of Northern Philippines); PhD Mathematics Education (Don Mariano Marcos State University)

TACBAS, Rowell   
Instructor
BS in Criminology, Master in Public Administration major in Police Administration (University of Northern Philippines); PhD in Criminal Justice (University of Baguio)

TACTAY, Tirso     
Associate Professor
BSEd Mathematics (University of Baguio); MA in Mathematics Education, Doctor of Education (University of Northern Philippines)

URBIS, Corazon    
Associate Professor
BS in Business Administration, Master in Public Administration (University of Northern Philippines)

VELASCO, Crescencio   
Associate Professor and Dean
BS in Commerce (Southwestern University); Master in Public Administration (University of Northern Philippines); Master of Business Administration major in Human Resource Management (University of Wollongong, Australia)

  • Enrollment for the First Semester, School Year 2020–2021 starts August 1, 2020 until October 31, 2020.

Office:

OPEN UNIVERSITY

Ground Floor, Crisologo Hall

University of Northern Philippines

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

 

Telephone Number :         (077) 632-4104

Cellphone Number :         09155154404; 09285399703

Email                    :         openuniversity99@yahoo.com.ph

Please address all letters to

          Prof. Crescencio B. Velasco
         Dean, Open University
         University of Northern Philippines
         Vigan City, Ilocos Sur