DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 17 (PIA) – Silliman University conducted a simultaneous campus-wide orientation on the K-12 education reform and Senior High School (SHS) program for all its staff members in different venues inside the campus on February 9.
The audience included personnel from public assistance and safety offices, buildings and grounds departments, and the university cafeteria.
The aim of the orientation was to develop a collective appreciation of the SHS program in Silliman – from the unique “Silliman brand” to competencies, career opportunities, scholarships, and cost considerations.
Resource persons during the orientation were Assistant Professor Ana Vee Riconalla, manager of the Food Services Department, Assistant Professor Debora Mae Salem, director of the Institute of Service Learning, and Sempter Gaturian, secretary at the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Also, a separate session was organized for members of the university’s student government, faculty, and staff association attended by University President Dr. Ben Malayang III, Vice President for Development Jane Anette Belarmino, and Senior High School Principal Flordeliza Sillero.
Silliman is one of the few universities in the Philippines that developed a comprehensive implementation framework for SHS.
The university is offering all four tracks under the SHS curriculum, namely: academic, arts and design, sports and the technical-vocational-livelihood track.
For the academic track, the university provides all the four strands which are Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), Science, Technology Engineering, Math (STEM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and the General Academic Strand (GAS).
Earlier this month, Malayang gave a presentation on the “Silliman Brand of Senior High” during the all-university academic convocation. (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from Mark Raygan Garcia/This article was first published at PIA website on Feb. 17, 2016)