Schools Division Office of Lucena City headed by Schools Division Superintendent Aniano M. Ogayon inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Information & Communications Technology represented by DICT Luzon Cluster 2 Assistant Regional Director Antonio Edward E. Padre, during the turnover ceremony held at SDO Library Hub on July 30.

SDS Ogayon thanked DICT for partnering with DepEd and assured the communication department that the computer package consisting of 3 desktop computers with built-in Tech4ED platform will be taken care of. He emphasized this will be very beneficial to the learners and to the welfare of Batang Lucenahin.

Witnessing the signing of MOA were CID Chief Josephine T. Natividad, education program supervisors and public schools district supervisors of SDO Lucena City, PDO II for LRMS Roy O. Natividad, Division Librarian Sayre M. Dialola, and selected pupils from West 1 Elem. School under supervision of Jocelyn Enverga. Provincial Head Mario Antonio Aya-ay and Project Development Officer Kouji Marquez of DICT were also present.

CID Chief Josephine T. Natividad stressed the needs for this kind of digital skills support as well as availability of computer packages. She also thanked DICT for their generous assistance as partner.

Moreover, Dialola expressed her debt of gratitude, adding the she hopes her for more support from DICT in terms of learning resources and computer equipment.

On the other hand, ARD Padre said in his turnover message that making each school become a center for Tech4ED platform shows DICT’s full support to the DepED community. The Tech4ED platform includes more or less 57 contents and services, ASEAN Foundation e-learning platform (through eEduSkills segment of Tech4ED) which are readily accessible.

It was on December 5, 2018 that DICT conducted a Center Launching and Center Manager’s Training among School Heads to make Lucena schools Tech4ED centers. Gulang-gulang National High School, Zaballero Elem. School, Camp Nakar Elem. School, and Gulang-gulang Elem. School, among others are the first schools to become the centers for Tech4ED. (Roy O. Natividad, PDO II and Sayre M. Dialola, Librarian II, SDO Lucena City)