In an Oath-taking Ceremony last Aug.7, 2020, at the Cagayan de Oro City Hal, thirty-two (32) Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholar-graduates took oath as Special Science Teachers I of the Department of Education – Cagayan de Oro City Division.
The newly hired special Science teachers were recipients of the DOST-SEI Junior Level Science Scholarship Program under RA 10612, or the Fast-tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013. This is a law expanding the coverage of the Science and Technology (S&T) Scholarship Program and strengthening the teaching of science and mathematics in secondary schools. The scholars are required to teach in senior high schools upon graduation for a period equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship.
Dr. Cherry Mae L. Limbaco, DepEd-CDO Schools Division Superintendent, welcomed and challenged the new members of the education sector to adapt to the new normal involving distance learning. She stressed that special Science teachers must relate and interact with the parents to effectively educate the students despite the challenges of the pandemic.
Hon. Oscar S. Moreno, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor, administered the oath-taking of the new teachers, together with Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban of DOST-X and Dr. Limbaco.