A convergence to further promote the adoption of the DOSTโ€™s ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฅ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž๐—ฆ in all elementary and secondary schools in the entire Cotabato Province was formally sealed.


The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the ๐ƒ๐Ž๐’๐“ ๐—๐ˆ๐ˆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฉ๐„๐ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ today, 20 October 2021 at the latterโ€™s office at Capitol Compound, Amas, Kidapawan City.


STARBOOKS is an acronym for Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosk Station.


Known as the first Philippine digital science library, STARBOOKS is a compendium of S&T information gathered from all over the world, making it a one-stop S&T info source.


Accessible even without the internet, STARBOOKS is an effective tool for knowledge and learning resources in remote or far-flung areas, in barangays to as far as sitios.


Providing greater access to legit information on science, technology, and innovation, is not only recommended for students and researchers but designed as well for inventors, entrepreneurs/ start-up firms, and all sectors of society seeking relevant information and knowledge.


Contents include various disciplines on sciences including ICT, Agriculture, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Architecture, Geography and Anthropology, Archeology, Industry and Statistics, Social Sciences, Technopreneurship and Livelihood Technologies among others, available in various formats - text and video/ audio.


Officials personally present during the activity were the following: DOST XII Regional Director ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป, Schools Division Superintendent ๐—œ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜‡, Assistant Superintendent ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜‡, Board Member ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป representing Governor ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฐ๐—ผ and S&T Provincial Director ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ผ.


โ€œAdoption of the DepEd- Cotabato Division of the DOST-STARBOOKS is a huge step towards the full rollout of the project in all schools in North Cotabatoโ€, RD Malawan said, giving emphasis on the agencyโ€™s strategy of implementing the project in one fell swoop.


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