Cebuano News: DepEd: Brigada Eskwela andam na sa pagbukas sa klase

By Leandria Pagunsan

PASIG CITY (PIA)—Ang buhatan sa Department of Education nangandam na sa pagbukas sa klase pinaagi mas halapad nga programa sa  Brigada Eskwela Plus.

Ang Brigada Eskwela Plus gi tumong nga mapadayon ug ilahutay ang mga kalihokan sa mga tunghaan sa tibook tuig sama sa pakigdugtong sa komunidad aron maaghat ang mga estudyante nga mu apil sa school activities ug ma menosan ang “drop-outs.”

Mahimo usab nga mu enroll sa Alternative Learning System (ALS), ug ang pakiglambigit ug pagtinabangay sa komunidad aron mapalambo ang “performance” sa mga estudyante.

Samtang ang mga Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame Awardees gitahasan nga mu dasig sa mga pilot schools sa pagpatuman sa “innovative and community-led effort “ sa Brigada Eskwela Plus 2017.

Si Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones mipahibalo nga apil sa pagbukas sa Brigada Eskwela ang kampanya batok sa rabies sa mga magtutudlo, estudyante ug mga ginikanan.

Mga health educators ipaubos sa training sa rabies awareness sa dili pa magsugod and Brigada ESkwela.

Basi sa Republic Act No. 9482 ang nailang Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, gitahasan ang DepEd nga i apil sa school health teaching o curriculum ang rabies education program ug ang pagpaambit sa tukma nga  impormasyon kabahin sa responsible pet ownership sa mga estudyante sa elementary ug secondary levels. (lpp/PIA7/Negrod Oriental/This story was originally published at PIA Website on May 16, 2017)

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24 college students in NegOr qualify for JLSS scholarship

By Roi Lomotan

NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here announced that 24 third year college students from Negros Oriental have qualified for the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) offered by DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI).

The 24 student qualifiers were Kimberly Ann Alanano, Szanta Mae Alejado, Wayne Banaybanay, Julienne Marie Barot, Christian Rey Belingan, Nica De Baguio, Bryan Mark Fausto, Donald Gealon, Hannah Mae Jacosalem, Merly Ondangan, Christ Quinicot, Carleen Villamil of Negros Oriental State University; Kent Jude Beldeniza and Kenneth Jay Silva of Asian College; Julia Therese Cambongga and Venice Belle Visagas of Silliman University; Ivan Christopher Cordevilla, Romille Lijah Marquez and Hector Philippe Plame of Foundation University; Ray Marimat and Chrissie Kyell Trinidad of St. Paul University Dumaguete; Princess Annalou Ocana and Jason Sontousidad of Cebu Normal University and Rowe Ragay of Technological University of the Philippines-Manila.

JLSS is a scholarship program offered by DOST-SEI under R.A. 7687 which aims to provide scholarship slots to poor but deserving students whose families’ annual gross incomes do not exceed the poverty threshold limit, R.A. 10612.

This supports the implementation of K to 12 by providing a pool of scholar-graduates which can competently teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the basic education, and the DOST-SEI’s Merit Program.

The qualifying exam was held October 16, 2016 at Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete City.

Some 158 individuals from the province took the exam.

DOST-Negros Oriental Information Officer Sean Adrian Guardiano said qualifiers will get to enjoy two to three years of science and technology scholarships of their existing science and technology priority course.

Those who qualified under R.A. 7687 and RA 10612 will be granted subsidy in tuition fee and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance while scholars under the Merit scholarship program will likewise receive the same benefits except for the pro-rated monthly stipend based on the scholar’s family socio-economic status.

Guardiano said of the total passers from Negros Oriental, 17 qualified for the scholarships under R.A. 10612, four qualified under RA 7687 while three passed for the Merit program.

DOST-Negros Oriental has tentatively scheduled the orientation and contract signing for the qualifiers on the fourth week of January 2017. (rmn/ral/PIA7-NegOr/ with reports from Sean Guardiano, DOST Negros Oriental PSTC S&T Media Service/This article was originally published at PIA Website on January 5,2017)

TESDA-NIR updates technical vocational institutions on training regulations

By  Jennifer Catan-Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) — Some 33 of the total 97 registered Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) in Negros Island Region (NIR) have successfully participated in the recent zonal orientation of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Information Officer Georgette Malagar of TESDA said the orientation on Deployment of Promulgated Amended Training Regulations and Competency Assessment Tools is intended to TVIs offering such qualifications.

Malagar has called on remaining registered TVIs under the Unified TVET Program Registration Accreditation System (UTPRAS) to join the orientation.

“TESDA -NIR in coordination with other private and public partners have successfully facilitated the realization of echoing the deployment of new promulgated amended Training Regulations and Competency Assessment Tools,” said Malagar.

Training Regulation serves as basis for which the competency – based curriculum, instructional materials and competency assessment tools are developed. This document represents a specific qualification.

It defines the competency standards for a national qualification and how such qualification can be gained, assessed, and be given recognition.

About nine qualifications with promulgated amended or modified training regulations and competency assessment tools were deployed as follows: Animal Production (Swine) NC II, Animal Production (Poultry) NC II, Animal Production (Ruminants) NC II, Mechatronics NC II, Mechatronics NC III, Mechatronics NC IV, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC III, and Motorcycle / Small Engine Servicing NC II.

Participants in the activity include registered TVIs from (Negros Occidental) North Negros College, Quality Education and Skills Training (QUEST), Capitol Institute of Technology (CIT), Sagay Computer Institute (SCI), Philippine Organized Workforce for Economic Recovery Foundation (POWER Foundation), RMD Agri-tourism Industries and Training Center, First Academy of Skills and Technology (FAST Academy); La Salle College Victorias, Universal School of Applied Technology of Sagay City(USAT), Kabankalan Catholic College, PTC – Cadiz, PTC – Kabankalan, RTC – Talisay, (Negros Oriental) Dumaguete Christian Technical Skills Inc. (DCTSI), Negros Island Training and Assessment Center (NITAC) Inc., Teamskills School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (TSCAHM), La Consolation College of Bais City, STI College Dumaguete, Inc., Cuttin’ Loose Beauty Culture (CLBC) Inc., Fitz – Gibbon Academy of Skills and Trades (FAST), Inc., Global Tech Manpower Institute (GTMI), Silliman University – SAITE, Professional Career Online Institute (PCOI), Foundation University (FU), Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT), Metro Dumaguete College (MDC), Provincial Integrated Skills Training Center (PISTC), Villaflores College, St. Pauls University Dumaguete (SPUD), Cebu Science of Welding and Skills Technology (CSWSTI), Global Driving School and Training Center Inc. (GDSTCI), Crispa Technical Training Center Inc. and Guihulngan Satellite Skills Development Center (GSSDC).

Malagar said that in the deployment orientation, discussions emphasized the basis for prioritization of Qualifications as follows: priority needs of the industry sector; nationwide application in terms of public interest/welfare; employment generation and investment opportunities; and the need for standardization and certification.

“The criteria for skills standardization lies on the long period of education and training, performance of the competency affecting and endangering people’s lives and limbs, as well as the competency involving the handling of complex equipment, tools, and supplies,” said Malagar. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on January 5, 2017)