UPBJJ is UT’s regional technical executive units. The UPBJJ-UT functions as students’ forum for academic administration as well as academic activities. Its task is to provide day-to-day distance learning services.
The main functions of the UPBJJ-UT in carrying out those duties are:
- To conduct administrational, public relations and promotional activities under the coordination of the Head of the Sub-department of Administrations. The duties include providing academic administration and testing activities. These are not performed simultaneously but are inter-related and are ongoing activities. Consequently one coordinator suffices to oversee all the activities. When the UPBJJ-UT’s work load increases, the UPBJJ-UT can appoint another coordinator, one for registration and one for testing.
- To provide learning support and learning material services which includes conducting tutorials, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Tutorials in the future are expected to increase with the implementation of a new policy on specially-designed tutorials which will only need to be supervised by one coordinator.
- To develop, foster and carry out cooperation with various institutions. This authority is in the hands of the Head of the UPBJJ-UT which would be rendered ineffective if delegated to another coordinator or staff.