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CAg conducts retooling program for aggie faculty members from Region III SUCs
CAG | 2010-05-08 11:45:12 AM

Forty-one faculty members from seven state colleges and universities in Region III offering agriculture and related programs underwent two-day retooling program conducted by the CLSU College of Agriculture last June 15-16.

Entitled “Enhancing the Capability of SUCs III for the Delivery of Quality Agriculture Education”, the seminar-workshop was part of the first year program of CLSU-CAg as a National College of Agriculture (NUCA), said Dr. Federico Perez, CAg dean and program implementor of NUCA. He added that the activity served as a refresher course to retool faculty members handling subjects in agriculture so they could deliver to their students the required skills and competencies. The new BSA program (CMO #14 s. 2008) is a competency-based curriculum with embedded ladderized certificate as well as specific National Certificates to be awarded by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Hence, the appropriate methodology of teaching agriculture subjects must be enhanced. As NUCA, CLSU is tasked to lead the SUCs in the region especially in the offering of agriculture and related programs. The participants came from Aurora State College of Technology, Bataan Peninsula State University, Bulacan Agricultural State College, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Pampanga Agricultural College, Tarlac College of Agriculture and Ramon Magsaysay Technological University. Each institution sent a maximum of 6 participants , 2 each for Animal Science and Crop Science and one each for Crop Protection and Soil Science.

The faculty members did not only learn the basic skills required for the embedded ladderized certificate, but prior to “hands on”, they were also taught on how to develop the matrix of competencies for the Certifi cate in Agricultural Science (CAS) as well as the TESDA National Certifi cates, said Dr. Perez. Mr. Pablo J. Rafael, Jr. discussed the competencies for communication and computer literacy while Dr. Irene J. Domingo presented the competencies required for the Animal Science Certificates. Dr Pedrito S.Nitural enlightened them about the competencies for Crop Science Certifi cates while Drs. Marita S. Labe and Purisima P. Juico discussed the competencies for Crop Protection and Soil Science.

During the opening program, President Ruben C. Sevilleja emphasized that CLSU is ever ready to help and assist the higher education institutions (HEIs) in the region for as long as their needs are “within our capability and expertise.” This was further reiterated by Dr. Danilo G. Tan, VP for Academic Affairs during
the closing program. In his closing remarks, Dr. Perez, assured the group that in partnership with CIRPS-DC-SUC III with Dr. Mario S. Suba as the Executive Director, there will be continuing programs to be conducted to sustain excellence among SUCs III.

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