/ 15 March 2024

TO PROVIDE quality education to students, Silliman University has partnered with the Department of Education Schools Division of Dumaguete City.

Four memoranda of agreements were signed by SU president Dr. Betty Cernol McCann and DepEd Schools Division Superintendent of Dumaguete City Dr. Marina Salamanca.

“It is indeed a joy to be with the builders of the nation, and many of us have gone through the Department of Education system. To us, it is a tribute to the work that’s being done by your area of responsibility,” McCann said.

“In our quest for continuous improvement in quality teaching and learning… as enshrined in One DepEd, One Quality Management System, we find more shoulders to lean on in addressing the need for developing highly competent and globally competitive teaching personnel through ICT-enabling mechanisms. Our tandem and collaboration can produce gifted and exceptionally brilliant prospective teachers through exposure to field studies and teaching and internship programs,” Salamanca added.

SU said the three agreements were facilitated by the College of Education through the leadership of its dean Dr. Gina Bonior.

These are the AGAKAY-READ (Reading Education Advocates of Dumaguete), the Student Teaching Internship Program, and the Field Studies Program.

AGAKAY-READ aims to help improve the reading proficiency of identified students at risk of dropping out.

The fourth agreement was for Computer Literacy facilitated by the College of Computer Studies through its dean Asst. Prof. Joy Dy.

The collaboration aims to enhance IT and computer-related literacy among DepEd teachers in Dumaguete City.