September 7, 2021 – The Iloilo Science and Technology University together with the Extension Services Division (ESD) and the College of Education Graduate School signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Education Schools Division of Iloilo under its School Heads Academy Program (SHA).
The School Heads Academy Program (SHA) is a one-year distance education scholarship program specifically for the school heads aspirants of the Department Education with the aim to establish a consensual and lawful collaboration between Iloilo Science and Technology University and the Department of Education-Division of Iloilo, ensure resource sharing between Iloilo Science and Technology University and the Department of Education – Division of Iloilo to achieve the expected outcomes of the program, provide a one-year scholarship to DepEd school heads aspirants who are expected to earn 18 units of courses leading towards the degree Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Educational Management among others.
Present in the MOA signing were Dr. Raul F. Muyong, President of Iloilo Science and Technology University; Mr. Roel F. Bermejo, Schools Division Superintendent, Schools Division of Iloilo; Mr. Ferdinand S. Sy, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Schools Division of Iloilo; Mr. Adonis A. Mosquera, Officer In-charge to the Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Schools Division of Iloilo; Dr. Adrienne D. Veloso, ISAT U Director of the Extension Services Division; Dr. Ma. Teresa C. Carbon, ISAT U Director of Instruction; Dr. John Eric V. Juaneza, Dean of the ISAT U College of Education; Dr. Frisian Y. Causing, Program Coordinator of the ISAT U COE Graduate Education Program; Ms. Donabelle D. Niñonuevo, Education Program Specialist II; and Ms. Joneflor V. Bales, Education Program Specialist II.
“The Department of Education has chosen Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) as partner in this pursuit to academically train their school heads since the University has the capacity, resources, facilities, provision, pool of faculty members and academic program, to realize and achieve the main objectives of the SHA program” stated Mr. Adonis A. Mosquera, officer-in-charge to the Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent.
“The partnership of ISAT U and DepEd – Division of Iloilo in the establishment of School Heads Academy (SHA) provides great opportunity for the University to assist DepEd Region VI and the Division of Iloilo in training aspiring qualified public-school teachers to become effective, efficient, and competent school leaders. Through this collaboration, we would be able to strengthen and uplift the capability of all school heads in the region and ultimately produce champion learners” said Dr. Muyong during his message.
-Jieza Napone, LPT/Babelyn Cabalar, MMCom