Western Visayas College of Science and Technology was chosen for the second time by the Department of Education to facilitate the K to 12 Regional Math Training for Grade 9 teachers.
The College provided the participants their trainers, training materials and equipment and facilitated the accommodation and their food.
Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Admin and Finance of WCST and at the same time the Overall Chairman of this activity, cordially welcomed the 692 participants and emphasized that as a service provider, WVCST believes in the importance of this training. She expressed her hopes that the teachers will be able to address the diversified learning styles, strategies, assessments and approaches to make learning Mathematics fun and easy. “Let us all be instruments of learning and carriers of quality education to every Filipino,” she said.
On the other hand, Dr. Corazon P. Brown, Regional Director, DepEd Region 6, mentioned in her speech that although the training is short, the participants will surely learn a lot. She added that she is happy to see faces eager to learn and the attendance in this training shows a picture of commitment. Dr. Brown indicated that every participant is expected to be on time during lectures because every session is essential.
Meanwhile, the Regional Director commended WVCST for accepting the request of the Department of Education to be its service provider despite the small budget allocated for the training. She jokingly said that maybe WVCST has magical powers that they can make ends meet with a small budget.
In May 2013, the College was also chosen by DepEd as the service provider for the K to 12 Regional Math and TLE Training for Grade 8 teachers which was held in WVCST.
This year’s training is held in Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center which started on May 19, 2014 and will finish on May 23. Dr. Nehema K. Misola, WVCST VP for Admin and Finance is the Overall Chairman and the training implementor is Dr. Asusina Asuncion E. Echaveria, Dean of the College of Education.
Also present in the opening program of the K to 12 Regional Math Training are Dr. Novelyn M. Vilchez, Chief, Curriculum Learning Management Division, DepEd Region 6, Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, WVCST OIC to the Office of the President and Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, WVCST OIC-VP for Academic Affairs and Campus Administrator.