THE UNIVERSITY on Monday announced it had partnered with telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. to provide data plans with free pocket WiFi for students enrolled during the second term of Academic Year 2019 to 2020.

UST subsidized P1,000 of the bill for the month of May in the Smart Bro Plan, which was made available for up to 5,000 subscriptions.

In a press release, UST said the “Connectivity Assistance Program” was launched to ensure the smooth flow of online learning for students and faculty members who encountered weak internet connections during the pandemic.

The program was spearheaded by UST Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. and a committee led by Faculty of Engineering Dean Philipina Marcelo and Institute of Information and Computing Sciences Director Jerralyn Padua.

On May 17, 500 units of pocket WiFi were distributed to students and faculty members in Metro Manila, Cainta and Bulacan.

Marcelo said 2,000 students signed up for this program.


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