Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Science high students engaged in Robotics

By Jibreel Lidasan, ICT Teacher, ARMM Regional Science High School 

The ARMM Regional Science High School in Parang, Maguindanao, achieved another milestone this school year with the offering of robotics as a subject in its curriculum. Dr. Myrna Buhay-Lidasan, the school pirncipal, has been at the forefront of school innovation. Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman and Secretary Atty Jamar Kulayan have visited the school and expressed support for its improved operations as a specialized high school.

Jibreel Lidasan, the ICT teacher, is proud of what his students have accomplished so far. He said, his students are now starting to make their base robots, which can be transformed to room sweepers and proximity tracers. By the 3rd quarter, "sila mag bibigay buhay sa robot nila. They can do a lot of things like cleaner, robot aid and similar function." 

One student in particular is so keen and immersed on robotics had expressed eagerness to do a research on "bomb-diffusing" robot and in the words of this student, to help the police do their task in diffusion improvised explosive device (IED) without risk to them. 

There is simply no stopping the pervasive influence of Information Technology nowadays. ICT Teacher Jibreel Lidasan quotes Richard Bach, "learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it." Robotics is allowing students to demonstrate what they learned and connect it with real life application.

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


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