/ 23 August 2020

THIRTY two scholar graduates from the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute were hired as Special Science Teachers I of the Department of Education–Cagayan de Oro City Division.

The newly hired teachers were recipients of the DOST-SEI Junior Level Science Scholarship Program under RA 10612 or the Fast-tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013, a law expanding the coverage of the Science and Technology Scholarship Program and strengthening the teaching of science and mathematics in secondary schools.

The scholars are required to teach in senior high schools upon graduation for a period equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship.

Dr. Cherry Mae L. Limbaco, DepEd-CDO Schools Division Superintendent, welcomed and challenged the new members of the education sector to adapt to the new normal involving distance learning.

She stressed that teachers must relate and interact with the parents to effectively educate the students despite the challenges of the pandemic.