Grade 12 student Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian College bested over two dozen other finalists at the 23rd Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) held online last March 19 to 20, earning the top title for the third year in a row.
The robotics team developed an automatic and contactless Disinfection Channel and a Portable and Dual-Powered Renewal Energy Source sanitation station that bested 27 other entries around the world.
As part of its 25th anniversary in the Philippines, enterprise application software maker SAP has donated a $25,000 grant to support the Batang Bayani Life Skills Program of Teach for the Philippines (TFP), a non-profit organization working in the education sector.
The initiative aims to fast-track the digital connectivity of all public schools and DepEd offices nationwide and allow learners to have wider access to DepEd TV, DepEd Commons, and other learning platforms.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said there is a scheme called “sagot-for-sale” wherein parents hire others to answer their children’s modules for them.
The researchers noted that “Will” is a more important factor for science teachers, whereas “Skill” is more important for mathematics teachers when it comes to integrating ICT into the classroom.
Former DOST secretary William Padolina said one way to improve teachers’ education is to train good elementary and high school teachers “who will be inspiring students to become scientists”.
The program is hounded by implementation woes such as the inability of some schools to receive PC packages because they lack multi-media or computer rooms.