On 16th October, a Signing ceremony of MOU on further cooperation in distance education between Central Agricultural Broadcasting and Television School (CABTS) and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) was held in Tianjin during the 22nd Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open University (AAOU).
The delegation of CABTS headed by Mr. Zeng Yichun, and Professor, eleven staff from CABTS system, and 5 experts from UPOU participated in the ceremony.
Mr. Zeng Yichun, the Executive Vice President of CABTS and Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, Chancellor of UPOU signed the document in the presence of Mr. Liu Xunjiang, President of Tianjin-ABTS and Ms. Melinda F. Lumanta vice chancellor of UPOU.
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) was established in 1995 as the fifth constituent university of the University of the Philippines System. Its mandate is to provide education opportunities to individuals aspiring for higher education and improved qualifications but who are unable to take advantage of traditional modes of education. The UPOU provides quality higher and continuing education to Filipinos through distance education. Its mission is to give its students formal qualification, as well as to develop in them the discipline and capability to become lifelong learners who are at home in today's knowledge society.