The University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) signed a memorandum of understanding on October 18, 2018, agreeing to a partnership for KCFI’s Program for Inclusive and Innovative Master Educators (PRIME).
In the PRIME MOU, partner institutions agreed to provide quality and relevant professional development opportunities to in-service K to 3 teachers serving in challenging educational situations. KCFI pledged to take the lead in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PRIME, while the universities vowed to actively participate and contribute to its development and execution.
In UST, the MOU was signed by KCFI President and Executive Director Elvira Lopez-Bautista and UST Rector Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD. Witnesses for this signing were: UST Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development (CCPED) Director Assoc. Prof. Jocelyn F. Agcaoili, MSPT, MHPEd, KCFI Director of Transmedia Mr. Edric Calma, KCFI Education Consultant and Philippine Normal University President Dr. Ester Ogena, KCFI Education Consultant and current UST Graduate School Education Cluster Head Dr. Fe Hidalgo, and KCFI Teacher Education Program Officer Mr. John Carlo Fernando.
After the MOU signing, PRIME partners hope to launch its call for nominations for the initial group of in-service K to 3 teachers who will meet certain qualifications.
Aside from UST, four other universities, namely, the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of the Philippines (UP) and Philippine Normal University (PNU) joined the partnership. AdMU President Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., DLSU President Br. Raymundo B. Suplido, FSC, PNU Office of the President Officer-in-Charge Ma. Antoinette C. Montealegre, and UP President Atty. Danilo L. Concepcion represented their institutions in the MoU signing that commenced in their respective universities.
The Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization established in 1999. Its mission is to be responsible stewards and co-creators of transformative learning experiences through media and technology in the service of the Filipino children.