MSU-Maguindanao Opens Gates to Progress with Upgraded Main Gate

#MSUMagAt50 | Mindanao State University-Maguindanao, headed by Chancellor Bai Hejira Nefertiti M. Limbona, and Member of the Parliament Rasul Esmael, represented by Ms. Alyana Ebus, Legislative Staff Officer IV and Executive Assistant, held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university’s main gate on May 13, 2024, at the MSU Maguindanao Entrance Gate.

Chancellor Limbona expressed that the project had been proposed to the parliament upon her assumption as Chancellor of MSU-Maguindanao in January 2021. After two years, the project was finally completed, and she expressed her warmest and sincerest appreciation to MP Rasul for approving the proposal and funded the said project. She also acknowledged the Vice Chancellors and Deans for their contributions to the university’s operation. The completion of the project symbolizes progress and improvement for the university. Henceforth, she expressed gratitude for those who envision a bright future for the students and recognize the importance of higher education in the community.

In turn, MP Rasul Esmael, BTA Member, represented by Ms. Alyana Ebus, commended MSU-Maguindanao’s efforts and contributions in serving the Bangsamoro constituents through quality education. He emphasized that this project is not just about physical beautification but serves as a symbol of opportunity and progress. He reflected on his time as a student at the MSU-Maguindanao Graduate School and expressed his gratitude for the knowledge and wisdom he gained from his professors. This experience is why he has always been committed to prioritizing projects and programs that could help elevate the learning experiences of MSU-Maguindanao students. Furthermore, he mentioned that this additional infrastructure opens the gates for more partnerships and cooperation between the university and the Bangsamoro government.

VCPD Dr. Arceli B. Naraga highlighted that upgrading the main gate signifies progress, development, and honors the university community. She explained that beyond serving as a physical boundary, the entrance gate is crucial for ensuring the safety and security of the university’s constituents, including its government assets. Furthermore, the visual appeal of the entrance gate significantly contributes to shaping the university’s image and enhancing its overall academic standing.

Present during the ceremony were Ms. Karaela Ampatuan, Political Affairs Officer II, Mr. Datu Rajiv Mangelen, Political Affairs Officer IV, the four Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Campus Secretary, SSC Officers, HRMO, and some faculty members and staff.