PMMA embarks on P25-M Smart Campus Project

THE state-run Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) has continued to upgrade its information and communications technology infrastructure with the fresh approval of a P25-million budget for the Smart Campus Advanced Learning System Project.

PMMA Superintendent Commodore Joel Abutal recently announced that the P25-million Smart Campus Project is now in full swing following the award of the contract to the winning bidder.

PMMA Superintendent Commodore Joel Abutal. FILE PHOTO

The project, which is part of the special financial assistance program for state universities and colleges under the Commission on Higher Education, aims at providing a fiber-optic backbone in the PMMA complex to establish a stable IT infrastructure and reliable network as well as world-class internet connectivity.

This move will complement the intensive use of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies in the education and training of PMMA students on its campus in San Narciso, Zambales.

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The multimillion-peso project, which will be ready in time for the first semester of the Academic Year 2022-2023, will also improve PMMA’s present Learning Management System.

Moreover, Abutal said the project, upon completion within the year, will pave the way for the full digitalization of PMMA from recruitment to graduation, including all other operations, such as finances, and the competency management system of the cadets, among others.