The University of Santo Tomas (UST) entered into an agreement with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Novaliches Educational System (RCBNES) to enhance teacher training, curriculum development, research, and learner formation through the College of Education.
UST Rector Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., Ph.D. and RCBNES Superintendent-Director Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo, Ph.D. signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last March 14 at the Lourdes J. Custodio ICD Room, Albertus Magnus Building.
Vice-Rector for Religious Affairs Rev. Fr. Pablo T. Tiong, O.P. and College of Education Dean Assoc. Prof. Pilar I. Romero, Ph.D. were among those who witnessed the event.
Beginning the partnership, the College started with a lecture series for the academic staff and students of the Good Shepherd Cathedral School, one of the six integral member schools of RCBNES, in Fairview, Quezon City.
Assistant Dean Asst. Prof. Louie B. Dasas, LPT, Ph.D. facilitated a session on “Creativity and Innovation: Secret Sauce to STEM Teaching” for the STEM academic officials and staff of the school.
Senior High School (SHS) students also participated in parallel sessions, including “Teaching Young Learners and the Power of Transforming Lives” by Elementary Education Chair Assoc. Prof. Carmina S. Vicente, Ph.D. and Elementary Education academic staff Asst. Prof. Eleanor Marie L. Bahrami-Hessari; “Dimensions of Leadership” by Secondary Education Chair Asst. Prof. John Christian C. Valeroso, Ph.D.; and “Careers in Food Technology: Expectations versus Reality” by Food Technology Chair Ms. Essence Jeanne L. Del Castillo