The FFI – MSU Ceramics Development Center was organized & established during the Acting Presidency of the late Governor ALI DIMAPORO under the support of the Filipinas Foundation Inc. (FFI). However, for decades, the FFI has never supported the Center. From then on, its mandate on ceramics and pottery production has gradually diminished despite its available workforce. Henceforth, the renaming of FFI Ceramics was proposed by the newly appointed Director of the Center, Engr. Acsara A. Gumal to MSU Ceramics Development Center was approved during the APC meeting on September 13, 2018.
Former President Dr. Habib Watamama Macaayong revived the functions and mandate of the Center. Along with his designation as Director of the Center on August 21, 2018, Engr. Acsara A. Gumal, Ph.D., has been given the same responsibility to revive the Center’s function.
And with the continued support of the current MSU System President, Atty. Basari Dimakuta Mapupuno, the Center hopes to reach greater heights and becomes the Center of the Ceramics Industry in the region.
The center aims to carry out the vision of the University and to be of service to the community though systematized program of research, development technology dissemination or transfer of technology, manpower training, promotion of ceramic industries and in the process gain supportt of the community in Lake Lanao and nearby provinces of Mindanao.
As a component arm of the University through the office of Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Development in its training program, research, development and extension services functions, the center is tasked towards developing an effective ceramic technology in order to:
CENTER FOR MERANAW CERAMICS ARTS
Engr. Johari M. Raki-in, CerE, CGM
Macarambon Hall, 1st Street,
Mindanao State University
Marawi City, Philippines
Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.
The formulation of the products of the ceramic development center is 100 per cent eco-friendly and made of local materials. It is formulated from Clay, RHA (Rice husk Ash), and Quarry sand.
Visiting the Ceramics Development Center of the Mindanao State University-Main Campus be a unique and enriching experience for several reasons: