President Penaso was personally invited by Gov. Sol. F. Matugas to speak during the Tri-Division Top Student Summit held at the Provincial Convention Center, Provincial Capitol, Surigao City on March 9, 2015.
Dr. Penaso was asked to talk about the Caraga State University’s curricular offerings particularly in Agriculture and Forestry as well as in Engineering Technology.
The theme is, The Right Career: Key to Achieving Global Competitiveness in the ASEAN Integration.
A number of students came for the event with their advisers and headed by the Surigao del Norte Department of Education Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents with some Supervisors and Surigao del Norte Provincial Planning Officer and Provincial Tourism Officer Mr. Arturo Cruje. The event is relative to the Eskolaran Project of the Governor and her better-half Congressman Matugas who started it in late 1990’s.
Moreover, on March 23, 2015, Dr. Penaso reached out to the top students in Siargao Island for another speaking engagement held at the Siargao Island Institute of Technology (SIIT). The students in remote areas were very happy to have been accorded the opportunity being given to them.
Entrance examinations for the students who opted to study in CSU were also given to the respective top students. Dr. Penaso brought with him guidance counselors and faculty members who administered the entrance examination.
President Penaso believes in the capacity and capability of every youth especially the top and driven students to become future leaders and productive citizens of the country.