The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) and the Department of Education Regional Office VI (DepEd RO VI) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for basic education research collaborations through the ACTI(on) Research Project.
The MoA was signed by the UPV Chancellor, Dr. Clement C. Camposano, CAS - Division of Professional Education Chairperson, Dr. Vivian A. Topor, CAS - Community Outreach Program/BIDANI (COP/BIDANI) Coordinator, Prof. Josephine T. Firmase, DepEd RO VI Regional Director Dr. Ramir B. Uytico, CESO VI, DepEd RO VI OIC - Assistant Regional Director, Dr. Pedro T. Escobarte Jr., CESO V, and DepEd RO VI Policy, Planning, and Research Division Chief Education Supervisor, Dr. Leo B. Dedoroy, during an online program on July 9, 2021.
The agreement formalizes and enhances the ongoing collaborations between the signatory parties towards developing a culture of research in the basic education sector in Western Visayas.
Chancellor Camposano said during the online ceremony: “UP and the Department of Education have found each other. This quest of finding each other have come to this memorandum of agreement. The quest for a culture of research is not something that can be achieved overnight. This is going to be the fruit of arduous work and is something that we have to nurture. Among the things that can help nurture this culture of research is the partnership between institutions. I am sincerely grateful for this partnership. This [signing of MoA] is just one of the happenings and there will be more happenings in the next couple of years as UPV and the CAS - Division of Professional Education create more programs in partnership with the basic education sector.”
Meanwhile, according to DepEd RD Uytico: “This partnership with the highly recognized university of the country, the University of the Philippines, I consider as an offer, a blessing for the Department of Education. This robust partnership will entail a change, a levelling up of the educational landscape in the region with the mandate from the Department of Education to institutionalize the culture of research. Together with my Assistant Regional Director, all functional division chiefs, all division superintendents, we will journey together so we can produce champions of research in the region.”
The signatory parties have established a region-wide collaboration to develop a culture of research through the ACTI(on) Research Project (Assistance, Collaborations, Trainings, and Other Interventions (ACTI) on Research) of the College of Arts and Sciences. Through the implementation of the MoA, research and research-related collaborations between signatory parties will be regionally established.
The virtual signing of MoA were attended by the UPV ACTI(on) Research Project Implementers, UPV CAS Individual Advocates and the DepEd Region VI Division chiefs, supervisors, education specialists, school heads, and master teachers. It was streamed live through the ACTI(on) Research Project’s official Facebook page and shared multiple times in several official Facebook pages of the partner department.
Watch the full coverage of the online signing of MoA through this link: https://fb.watch/8BszQSrzY4/.