by: Dionar M. Acosta
Manila, Philippines – In a momentous event held on July 17, 2023, the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) and AcadArena, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership. The signing ceremony took place at the PCCR Library and was graced by the presence of EXSEQUI officers and members, as well as department heads from PCCR. Mr. Eduard Solomon, Assistant Vice President for Student Experience, delivered the welcoming remarks, setting an optimistic tone for the proceedings.
The highlight of the ceremony was the speeches delivered by Mr. Karim L. Bangcola, the Executive Vice President of PCCR, and Isaiah San Miguel, the Scholastic Partnerships Manager of AcadArena. Mr. Bangcola expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration and highlighted the potential benefits it would bring to both organizations. He emphasized the importance of fostering partnerships that contribute to the growth and development of the academic community.
Isaiah San Miguel took the opportunity to shed light on AcadArena’s mission and its commitment to providing innovative educational solutions. With a captivating speech, he introduced the audience to AcadArena’s comprehensive platform that combines esports and education, revolutionizing the way students engage with learning. Joining him in the ceremony was Mr. Michael Flores, the Associate Community Programs Coordinator.
The signing of the MOU marks a significant milestone in the journey of these two esteemed organizations. Through this partnership, PCCR and AcadArena aim to enhance educational opportunities for students, promote academic excellence, and foster a culture of innovation within the criminology discipline.
Under the terms of the MOU, the collaboration will include a range of initiatives such as joint research projects, faculty and student exchange programs, curriculum development, and the organization of academic and extracurricular activities. By leveraging their respective strengths, PCCR and AcadArena aspire to create a synergistic environment that empowers students to achieve their full potential and prepares them for the evolving demands of the industry.
Both parties expressed their excitement and commitment to the collaboration, recognizing the tremendous value it would bring to their respective communities. The signing ceremony concluded with a sense of anticipation for the future endeavors and achievements that would arise from this fruitful partnership.
As the academic landscape continues to evolve, the collaboration between PCCR and AcadArena sets an inspiring example of how educational institutions can adapt to meet the needs of students in the digital age. By harnessing the power of technology and innovation, they
aim to shape the future of criminology education, empowering students to become the next generation of leaders and professionals in the field.
With the signing of the MOU, the Philippine College of Criminology and AcadArena have laid the foundation for a transformative partnership that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the academic landscape of the Philippines and beyond.