by RONALYN BANAKEN
(From left) Dr. Soraya Faculo, OIC - Assistant Schools Division Superintendent – Baguio City; Dr. Rhoda Basco-Galangco, director of the UB Research and Development Center; Dr. Esmeralda Gatchallan, UB's vice president for institutional and external affairs; Dr. Federico Martin, Schools Division Superintendent – Baguio City; and Engr. Nathaniel Vincent Lubrica, director of the Research and Innovation Office of the University of the Cordilleras
(Photo: Oliver Celi/UB Research and Development Center)
In an effort to promote and strengthen the culture of research in basic education, the University of Baguio (UB) has fostered an agreement with the Department of Education (DepEd) on research management in a ceremony at the Schools Division Office – Baguio City Training Center last May 23.
Under the agreement signed between UB and DepEd, UB shall provide trainers/speakers on DepEd’s professional development activities related to research; provide evaluators and reviewers of DepEd professional and student researches before presentation in a forum and publication in a journal; extend statistical assistance to DepEd personnel and students in their researches; provide an avenue for the dissemination of research findings of DepEd personnel and students; and assist the DepEd personnel and students in complying with the requirements of the research community to ensure scientific soundness of the research design and methodology and accuracy of findings.
On the other hand, DepEd shall extend services on human resource development programs related to research; provide data relative to basic education for UB’s academic and research use; serve as locale of UB research studies; and provide external peer reviewers/panelists for UB.
In his message, Dr. Federico Martin, Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent, emphasized the need for such efforts to sustain and advance the search for methods that might improve human wellbeing as well as further increase our knowledge and understanding of the things around us.
“We can help our city become better through research,” he said.
The partnership is in support of DepEd’s policy development process and program development and implementation.