/ 12 May 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education will conduct a virtual National Science and Technology Fair for school year 2020-2021 to highlight the role of science and research in addressing global challenges and issues.

With the theme “Agham, Pananaliksik, at Teknolohiya: Kabalikat sa Matatag at Maunlad na Pamayanan,” this year’s NSTF aims to showcase learners’ resiliency, innovation and creativity amid global crisis through virtual science fair and competitions.

The competitions include Siyensikula — a production of original video competition focusing on a science concept— and  #SciTokperiments — Tiktok Science Experiment Competition.

The NSTF will banner several activities such as virtual exhibits, virtual fora, workshops, career talks, technology and project launching and film showing.

The fair also seeks to showcase the competence and creativity of learners in providing solutions to attain sustainable development.

“We cannot talk about quality education without also teaching or nurturing our learners in the intricacies of technology and communication, creativeness and invention,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Curriculum and Development-Curriculum Standards Development Division said that the entries and results of the competitions will give a picture of what learners have learned during distance learning.

Each region is encouraged to join each competition.

School and division level screening will be on May 24 to June 11, 2021, while the Regional Level Science and Technology Fair will start on June 21.

The submission of entries for the NSTF will be on July 9, with the culmination activity and awarding ceremony slated on July 27-30.